The head of the Commission of the French Senate European Affairs Jean Bizet considers necessary for parliamentarians from Russia and France together to discuss the conflict in Ukraine and radical Islam.
"These are the two main themes that we can solve together," drew the attention of French Senator at a meeting with members of the cooperation Council of the Federation. He noted the particular importance of parliamentary diplomacy in these matters. Bizet added that the French deputies are trying to convey to their colleagues the importance of following all of the agreements that were reached in Minsk.
for its part the people's Deputy of the National Assembly of France Thierry Mariani sure that the sanctions path of resolving the conflict in Ukraine is false." agreement signed in Minsk, showed good progress in addressing this issue, but we still expected to go a long way, " He said. Mariani believes that, despite friendly relations with the U.S., " France will have the opportunity to discover our own voice and help as quickly as possible to find out at the end of the civil war (in Ukraine) ".
for its part, the member of the Department of the Federation Council on international Affairs Igor Morozov said that the overall objective of the Russian and French parliamentarians is to " maintain the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements "." It seems to me that the main task of the parliaments of Russia and France to do all they can to keep the peace in Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk agreement and to help the early withdrawal penalties for strengthening trade and economic cooperation between our countries ", - concluded the Senator. He also called for the development of actions of the parliamentary cooperation in the framework of the " channel four ".
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.