The position of France and Germany within the framework of the “Normandy format” should be more active in order to move towards a real settlement, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
The “Normandy format” and Minsk-2 worked and gave results: stabilization of the situation on the ground, exchange of prisoners, ceasefire … “Normandy format” is enough to stabilize the situation. However, it is obvious that in order to move towards a real settlement, we need a more active position of France and Germany within the framework of the “Normandy format”, or an external factor, a little additional energy, which will give impetus to the process and change the status quo, “said Kuleba in an interview with the Liberation newspaper.
According to him, Ukraine does not want war.
“We are not seeking an escalation, we are committed to a political and diplomatic settlement of this conflict. We will open fire only if there is a threat to our troops on the ground or if they are attacked, ”the minister said.
Kuleba said Kyiv was satisfied with the comprehensive ceasefire that entered into force on July 27, 2020.
“Until December he worked well, but then something changed in Moscow. As for us, we do not carry out any reinforcements with the aim of going over to the offensive, if these are not ordinary military rotations. But if one of ours is killed, we have the right to defend ourselves, ”he said.