Medvedchuk's initiative is Ukraine's, too, - ex-EU official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government efforts are not enough to solve Donbas conflict; involving parliaments and business circles would help, Henri Malosse said
15:50, 29 January 2020

Henri Malosse
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The initiative of Viktor Medvedchuk, MP and Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party comes not just from the party; it is the initiative of Ukraine. Henri Malosse, the ex-President of the European Economic and Social Committee said so after the meeting with the Ukrainian politician, where the sides discussed the "parliamentary dimension" of the Normandy Format.

"I believe this initiative is a great one. I said it myself, during the meeting with Viktor Medvedchuk last week, on Thursday, when I was in Paris in the French Senate. And I can tell this initiative caused huge interest among different French political groups - the right and the left ones; Macron's party, as well as governmental authorities. Why? We are aware that if it (discussions over Donbas conflict solution, - 112 International) stays on the level of governments, on the level of heads of the states (Merkel, Macron, Putin, Zelensky), it will last for a while. That is, the society, I mean the Parliament and the business, must be involved in this peace process, and this is why I perceive this initiative as a great one. Otherwise, it will be lasting for ten years, and will result in many casualties", Malosse said. "So I believe that if somebody, like Viktor Medvedchuk, shows tremendous initiative, presents it in Paris and in the French Senate - it is quite positive for all of us. I can't imagine someone could not support it", he said.

Related: Viktor Medvedchuk discusses “Parliamentary dimension” of Normandy format with Members of Bundestag

As is known, on January 23, Medvedechuk came to Paris, met with French senators, MPs, diplomats, and businessmen and presented the parliamentary dimension of the Normandy Four.

Related: Medvedchuk’s initiative is the only hope for peace in Ukraine, - MEP Maximilian Krah


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