Ukrainian authority had to solve Donbas conflict, as the Head of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life Viktor Medvedchuk said in Strasbourg by the invitation of the EPs presenting his peace plan on addressing the situation in Donbas.
“I think this process delayed, five years of conflict mean that someone has to decide something, because it is the longest and the most serious conflict in Europe after Second World War, I think this is the prior task of the Ukrainian authority, Ukrainian community. I think European states, EU, Council of Europe and other international organizations should participate in it actively,” he said.
Answering the question why the Western partners who should observe the fulfillment of the agreements do not press claims against Ukraine, but only against Russia, Medvedchuk said that Ukraine is being regarded as “theirs”.
“You know, this position of the European partners when they regard Ukraine as their own more than Russia, and there is a certain policy, which was connected to the authority headed by Poroshenko, and which left, and the support of this authority, the support of things required for the peace from one side. And you know that many visits, including visits of the representatives of France, Germany, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who wanted to involve Ukraine in the implementation of Minsk Agreements, to help to implement them, and things decided at the sessions of the heads of Normandy four, was not successful,” Medvedchuk added.