Military confrontation in the Donbass cannot be transferred to the frozen status, according to the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, representing Kiev in the trilateral contact group.
"If We take to its logical conclusion Is, Not leaving somewhere halfway, If the world, the European Union, Russia, America and Ukraine will Not be sure that Yes, We have achieved peace in Ukraine, so far the efforts of the international brotherhood cannot be stopped ", - said Kuchma in the air of the Belarusian television on the first day of the week.
He cited as an example of the post-Soviet frozen conflicts." We know That by its own history. I often refer to the post-Soviet experience. We have many hot spots - Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Karabakh. No conflict up to now Not ended. Because he left halfway. This affects citizens in those regions. A frozen conflict Is a terrible conflict. Does not provide enough normal people to develop, " said Commissioner of the Ukraine.
However, He said that he had some optimism regarding the possibility of resolving the Ukrainian conflict." I still, to some extent, an optimist, Because If I wasn't an optimist, I just was Not in the contact group, " - said Kuchma.
"All our efforts must be directed to the main question - when will This end. As soon as possible. It is in the interests of all, " He finished.