The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life, MP Viktor Medvedchuk discussed a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine with German MEP, member of the subcommittee on human rights Dr. Maximilian Krah, member of the Bundestag's Foreign Policy Committee Petr Bystron, and member of the International Cooperation Committee of the Bavarian Landtag Ulrich Singer.
The meeting took place as part of European politicians’ visit to the house of Viktor Medvedchuk, who is currently under house arrest.
“Germany is a leading country in the European Union, and Germany, as has happened since 2014, is a member of the Normandy format for resolving the situation in Donbas, for a peaceful settlement. Therefore, colleagues from Germany, first of all, were interested not only in the political, economic situation in the country, they were interested today in the situation in Donbas, whether a peaceful settlement is a prerogative of the current government and what needs to be done to fulfill the Minsk agreements, so that peace is established in the territory of Donbas. So that peace would prevail in Ukraine, and peaceful settlement and cessation of both hostilities and the confrontation between the uncontrolled and controlled territories of Ukraine. And this was the main focus, because this topic is relevant in Germany and this topic continues to be relevant for the seventh year, it's natural,” Viktor Medvedchuk said.
The opposition politician thanked his German colleagues for the visit, noting that it was a "positive conversation" during the discussion of issues that interest the German parliamentarians, representatives of the European Parliament, Bundestag and the regional parliament.
"I am grateful to my German colleagues who took the time to visit me today, given the conditions and the situation in which I find myself. And, on one hand, it is political courage, on the other hand, it is a positive conversation that has taken place when we discussed the issues that today interest the parliamentarians from Germany, representatives of the European Parliament, Bundestag, the regional parliament," Viktor Medvedchuk added.
Earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk said that both the current Ukrainian government and the one that came in 2014, turned Ukraine from a subject of foreign policy into an object.
"You know, I want to tell you that the current Ukrainian government, it is necessary to say objectively, not only the current one, but also the one that came in 2014, it turned Ukraine from a subject of foreign policy into an object. And, unfortunately, it continues to remain this way. It is not a subject of foreign policy, although every sovereign and independent state must be a subject in foreign policy," Viktor Medvedchuk said.