Arseniy Yatsenyuk following a meeting with Prime Minister of France: "Today Ukraine is at the forefront of defence of the European Union"
14.05.2015 | 09:26

On Wednesday, May 13, in the framework of his working visit to Paris, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls.

Following the meeting, the Prime Minister of Ukraine told journalists that he had discussed with Manuel Valls, in particular, the implementation of the Minsk agreements: "Russia is obliged to execute the Minsk agreement to ensure peace and stability in Ukraine and Europe".

"Today Ukraine is at the forefront of defence of the European Union," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

“A key task is for Russia to execute the Minsk accords. Ukraine sticks to each point no matter how hard it is. But still I cannot see from the Russian side such a desire. If Russia wants to fulfil the Minsk [deal – ed.], then why to deploy on Ukraine’s territory 40 thousands of heavily armed Russian terrorists, tanks and weapons," he stressed.

Answering a reporter's question, the Prime Minister of Ukraine considers "rather high" a possibility of regaining active hostilities in the East of Ukraine: "A question arises: why would Putin pull so much equipment there. In principle, a chance to resume active hostilities is extremely high. And therefore a common objective for the entire free world is to stop Russia and force it to adhere to the Minsk agreements, which Russia signed up."


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