Alexander Kuranov. Austria sees the solution to the situation in Ukraine in intensive peace talks, but Not in the gain (anti-Russian) punishment, said on Thursday Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann during a meeting with his counterparts from the Czech Republic Bohuslav sobotkoy and Slovakia Robert fico in the Czech town of Slavkov, informs the website Bratislava newspaper Sme.
"Austria to resolve the situation in the East of Ukraine considers far more important intensive peaceful dialogues than further amplification (anti-Russian) punishment," he said in Slavkov Faymann.
"punishment and their strengthening is the ultimate solution that will never be able to replace the peace plan," drew the attention of the Chancellor, adding that in the future must be renewed economic and political cooperation with Russia, for this reason it is important to perform the Minsk agreements, the normalization of the situation and return to the sovereign rights and full respect for minorities.
According to Robert fico, Western sanctions against Russia failed to stop the killings in the East of Ukraine, for this reason you need much more attention should be given to initiatives peaceful nature.
"I don't think someone (in the EU) there is a desire to go against the unity of the EU, but this does Not mean that we are Not going to have their opinions and to insist on them," said the Slovak Prime Minister.
for its part, Bohuslav Sobotka has supported the continuation of direct talks between Ukraine, representatives of the breakaway republics and Russia. In addition, in his vision, it is important to Kiev to the maximum effective applied financial loans from the EU on the implementation of the reforms Ukraine needs for its economic and social stabilization.
The premiere of the three neighbouring countries have agreed to mandatory coordinate their positions on the phone yesterday summits of the European Union.