President of Ukraine should start with the peace agreement to cease the war in Donbas as Lawmaker of the European Parliament from France Nicolas Bay stated during the presentation of peace plan of Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life.
“I am very glad to host here Mr. Medvedchuk who will be presented now and my colleague Nathan Gill who is the representative of Great Britain. Ukraine is situated between East and West; I would like to remind two Cossack persons of the 17th century, Bogdan Khmelnytsky and Ivan Mazepa; the first joined Russia against Poland and the second joined Sweden against Russia and after it, Ukraine had different issues in history. It explains such diversity, linguistic and historical; on one side it was West and on the other side it was East. Ukraine had the greatest opportunities in 1991 to become a powerful country; its flag represents the cereal fields. Ukraine also inherited the advanced industry in metallurgy, space industry, and energy, not mentioning the defense industry,” he said.
“However, Ukraine could not use these advantages and got into the crisis and then the civil war began. Here, in this parliament, we talked that the revolution took place and then the civil war began. In September 2014, Ukraine ratified the Association Agreement with the EU; we were against this agreement. After five years of the war, Ukraine remains in the war. Exactly such image has Donetsk Airport, which was built for Euro 2012 but nothing is left from it but the things, which happened there are not fate so we organized this presentation, peace plan which is the most realistic after the signing of Minsk Agreements. If the president who was elected is the beginning of the military actions, I believe, this new president should start the activity from the peace agreements,” the MEP said.
On January 29, Viktor Medvedchuk presented the plan on the settlement of Donbas Conflict during the congress of Opposition platform – For life. This plan completely meets the Minsk Agreements confirmed by the heads of Normandy Four (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany), UNSC Resolution and current Constitution of Ukraine.