The Normandy talks may reaffirm Minsk agreements, and there is no other way. Viktor Medvedchuk, the Ukrainian MP and Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party said so in an evening show at 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"The Normandy format could once again reassure Minsk agreements; I don't see any other options or other ways; the Normandy format may define certain conditions or the order of implementation of what is writte in Minsk agreements", he said.
It is a frequent situation when biased and unreliable points of view emerge in Ukrainian politics, the politician said.
“I want to remind you not to separate because often there is a point of view in our politics that is biased and unreliable. Firstly, not everyone knows what the Minsk agreements are, and secondly, not everyone knows what the connection is between Minsk agreements and Norman Format. I want to explain. When they talk about the Minsk agreements of 2015, it is not quite so. The Minsk agreements were not adopted in 2015. Minsk agreements were adopted on September 5 and 19, 2014. On February 12, 2015 the complex of measures to implement Minsk agreements were adopted, and this set of measures was discussed among the heads of states of Normandy Four. I want to remind you, and I was present in Minsk then, that these negotiations lasted 17 hours without breaks to rest, except for the breaks to take a bite of food. For 17 hours, the leaders of four states worked to develop and subsequently confirm the Minsk agreements, which were then signed by the representative of Ukraine, the representative of Russia and the representative of the then unrecognized territorial unions, those who represent certain areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions,” Medvedchuk said.