Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov compared Ukraine's unilateral refusal of the Minsk agreements to "suicide". He expressed this opinion on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"To refuse Minsk unilaterally is suicide. Because there are political and diplomatic agreements between four countries: Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia," Reznikov said in response to the question why President Volodymyr Zelensky will not abandon Minsk agreements if they cannot be executed.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister recalled that the agreements reached by the leaders of the Normandy format last year on December 9 in Paris, and which can be implemented, have become proof that "Minsk" can live.
In particular, since the meeting in Paris, measures have been taken for a peaceful settlement in Donbas, such as the disengagement of forces and equipment on three sites, the continuation of several stages of the release of detainees, the ceasefire, the search and discussion of new locations for humanitarian demining, the opening of two new checkpoints.
In addition, on November 10, the Ukrainian government is ready to open simultaneously two new checkpoints in Zolote and Shchastya settlements.
Earlier, Reznikov named a part of the Minsk agreements that cannot be changed. According to him, three-quarters of "Minsk" does not need to be touched at all, because there are basic conditions, first of all, security - the withdrawal of foreign troops, disarmament, and demobilization.