Poroshenko urges West to act decisively to make Russia implement Minsk agreements

19:10, 20 May 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the Western partners to act more decisively to make the Russian Federation implement the Minsk agreements, an UNIAN correspondent reports following the president's joint press conference with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, held in the residence of the German Federal Government, Schloss Meseberg, in the town of Gransee, Brandenburg.


"Of course, we have new realities now, when Russian President Putin issued a decree on the recognition of fake documents of the so-called DPR and LPR [self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics]. The Russian government has actually extended the ruble zone of the Russian Federation to the occupied territories of Ukraine and 'confiscated' the Ukrainian public and private assets in the occupied territories," he said.

Read alsoGermany expects U.S. mediation in settlement of Donbas crisis"Given these conditions, we have to act resolutely to return the Minsk process in a constructive direction," the president added.

At the same time, Poroshenko has once again stressed he does not see any alternative to the Minsk agreements and insists on their full implementation.

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