Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Republic is obliged to fulfill the Minsk agreement on the settlement in Donbass, the Situation in the East of the country is fragile, but the parties are on the right track, said former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
"The situation is quite vulnerable, fragile, but I believe we are on the right track," said Sarkozy.
He drew attention to the need for the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, where the authorities in April last year began military action against LPR and DPR and where the victims of the conflict became already more than 8 thousand people.
According to Sarkozy, Russia should use all its influence so that the self-proclaimed Republic to comply with the Treaty. Sarkozy said That in this respect great importance is the postponement of elections in DND and LNR." I suppose, because it creates some hope ", He stated during the lecture at MGIMO.
On the sixth of October, after the meeting "channel four" in Paris, the authorities DND and LNR agreed to postpone local elections for 2016. During this period of time the Ukrainian authorities will be obliged to enforce all taken on their own shoulders in Minsk obligations. At the same time the ex-President of France noted That " the Ukrainian government is obliged to do its part of the way."
He also believes "literally not good" the decision not to admit Ukraine Russian the official language. According to his statement, " linguistic diversity is a great wealth ".
With regard to the question of cancellation of sanctions, Sarkozy said That " today we must open a clear perspective in order to remove at least even gradually of punishment - both for our and your ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015 in response to the extension of the punishment the authorities of the Russian Federation has decided to extend food embargo until 5 August 2016.