The Ukrainian authorities must take on their own shoulders the responsibility for the implementation of the reforms anticipated by the Minsk agreements, said the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, speaking at the session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
"To the Minsk agreement have been met, are required to undergo elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation. Ukraine should take on their own shoulders the responsibility for the implementation of reforms ", – quotes its words news Agency.
Before that, Hollande said he was ready at any time to participate in the meeting on Ukraine in " Normandy format ". Before Tuesday, the Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that the meeting of leaders "channel format" on Ukraine will meet in Berlin on 19 October at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the end of September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the schedule of contacts in the " Normandy format ". Putin said that "no solution to the question of Donbass, except" Normandy format ", no, Moscow would support it ", but the dialogue for the sake of talks useless. He was also called "pointless" meetings in this format after arranged by the Ukrainians attempts to commit terrorist acts in the Crimea. The leadership of the Russian Federation told that Before you finally Decide on holding the meeting in the Normandy format, it is necessary to do considerable work.