‘I’ve never supported the Minsk deal. I thought, and I think so now that Ukraine had to sign Minsk agreements under very unfavorable conditions. I take it Putin won’t even remotely adhere to the deal, and his plans concerning Ukraine cannot be broken through the Minsk agreement. They can be broken only through force and international sanctions,’ Speaker Andriy Parubiy said in an interview with 1+1 TV channel.
In his words, after Poroshenko’s victory at presidential elections in 2016, Parubiy had to resign as Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security Council, because of the controversy with the Head of the state on solving the Donbas conflict.
However, Parubiy admitted, Poroshenko actually did what the President had to do in that situation: ‘He did everything within his grasp to keep the frontline stable and avoid more fatalities’.