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Medvedchuk: It's problematic to talk about next Normandy meeting without Paris Communique implementation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The opposition politician emphasized that the president and Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council should think about how to implement the Paris Communiqué
15:22, 18 February 2020

Viktor Medvedchuk
112 Agency

If Ukraine does not fulfill the communiqué signed in Paris last December, talking about the next meeting in the Normandy Four format is problematic. Viktor Medvedchuk, Ukraine's MP and chairman of the political council of “Opposition Platform - For Life” political party said that during the briefing on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

“If Ukraine does not carry out the Paris communiqué signed on December 9, which explicitly foresees ceasefire, implementation the Steinmeier formula, bringing all issues related to the special status of Donbas, not only adopting a law on special status of Donbas on an ongoing basis, because that we simply extended it without the implementation of the Steinmeier formula, I’m sure, and it has already been announced by Mr. Lavrov 2 days ago, who said bluntly that if Paris communique is not going to be fulfilled, which has been approved under President Zelensky and with his participation, then discussing the meeting will be quite problematic. This is the desire of Kyiv, but it can not be implemented until it is done," Medvedchuk said.

In addition, the opposition politician emphasized that the president and Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council should think about how to implement the Paris Communiqué.

“It’s hard for me to say what will become the subject of today's meeting of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, but it seems to me that both the president and the Security Council should think about how to implement the Paris communiqué, which has been talked about so much in recent days, including at the Munich Security Conference in that part that the communiqué has already been approved by the new president of Ukraine, Mr. Zelensky, which confirms the continuity and the need for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements by all the heads of states of the Normandy Four, I emphasize, including the president of Ukraine, must be implemented", he said.

As it was reported earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk stated that the only alternative to the Minsk agreements is the loss of Donbas for Ukraine.

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