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