To achieve peace in Donbass can be only with the help of the Minsk talks, about any plan " B " of the question, said the Ambassador of France in Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont.
According to the French policy, the Minsk process is running for a long time And to execute it is Not so difficult, If there was a will, but no other format is Not.
"Are you asking whether some other plan or some other options? I'm a private person And as authorized France Not see any other possibility than " Minsk ". Not because "Minsk" something unusual And good, but because "Minsk" it is something basic. We started this process 1, 5 years ago, And it's those little things that the soldiers And the weapons were withdrawn. And the reason why I don't see a plan " B "because plan" a " seems so obvious ", – leads the magazine "Today" performance Dumont at the national expert forum " the Key issues of the year." She added that currently, there have been many opponents to respect the Minsk process, but opponents have Not put forward other thoughts." If there are other ideas, please. We will be open And will support You to get peace ", - the Ambassador added. Yesterday, speaking at session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that the Ukrainian Authorities are obliged to take on their own shoulders the responsibility for the implementation of the reforms anticipated by the Minsk agreements. On September 14 Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault said that Kiev is obliged to adopt the law on elections in the Donbass, And to provide special status to the region." We spoke Today about his devotion to the Minsk process, which has No alternative. There is no "plan B" you need to talk about the performance of " Minsk-2 ". We try to provide survivability of the Minsk format And after a number of months of stagnation We try to start it again, And that means you have to prepare everything And to hold at the highest level in the Normandy format, – he said. The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began military action against proclaimed LNR AND DNR, who told about independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Refers to a large number of dead And wounded among the civilian population And the destruction of homes of residents And infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 9, 5 thousand People, more than 22 thousand were damaged health. 21 September in Minsk signed a framework decision of the Contact group on Ukraine about breeding forces in the Donbass. However, the Ukrainian Military in a number of areas did Not want to withdraw troops And equipment. In the Donbas acts once the agreement about the mode of silence, But running is far from universal.