Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kiev will not agree to the federalization of the country, as this would "dismember" the country.
"Concessions, for example, to make Ukraine's federalization, we won't do, because it is a question of the dismemberment of Ukraine ", - he said in the process of the 12th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy (YES) on the first day of the weekend in Kiev, reports " news Agency ".
"I am skeptical about these (Minsk) agreements. But it's the only consensus that we have, " - said Yatsenyuk, reports news Agency. The Prime Minister said that " no armed solutions to conflict situations, But will not be a solution, if not become a strong army ". Answering questions about the elections in the Donbass Yatsenyuk said that Kiev " is ready to hold fair elections in Donetsk and Luhansk if it will be according to the criteria of the OSCE." On the last working day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has spoken out against the extension of the Minsk agreements." The Minsk process on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass does not have the ability to be continued in 2016, all obligations under it have to be done In the current year", - has told it. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health.