PM believes legitimately to raise issue of reparation payments from Russia
16.02.2015 | 11:19
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

"I think it legitimately to raise the issue of reparation payments from the Russian Federation for the restoration of Donbas. They have destroyed Donbas, thus Russia should be the primary payer for the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated in an interview with the program TSN. Tyzhden on 1 + 1 channel on Sunday, February 15.

He pointed out that the Minsk deal was another step towards getting peace, "But everything depends on Russia and our Western allies as well - whether we are able to contain Russia and force her to perform at least something she signs."

However, according to the PM, we "must always be alert to the possibility that Putin won’t fulfill his agreements, because he always breaches them."

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, peace can be guaranteed "only if Ukraine is able to defend itself": "This is now the most important time to strengthen the defense of the Ukrainian state and to get the support from our Western partners, including military-technical."

"It would be good if we move from the military to the political stage. But I'd like to mention: no one will legalize terrorists through the central government, if they think about it, as well as legalize their enclave, they decided to arrange there," the Prime Minister highlighted.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that the key requirements - the complete restoration of control over the whole Ukrainian territory, including Donetsk and Luhansk, disarmament of all illegal units, the rule of Ukrainian laws, "reinstitution of the state government in every village and town - and the Russian gangsters and terrorists out of the Ukraine’s territory and regaining control over the border between Ukraine and Russia."


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