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Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes Kyiv format of negotiations to be the best one
05.02.2015 | 21:01
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

A Kyiv format of negotiations is the best one, when the US, the EU - France, Germany, and Ukraine are sitting at the same table, having one joint and strong position, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has emphasized at a press conference following a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, February 5.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed that the Government of Ukraine supports the joint efforts of France, Germany, the EU and the US in resolving the conflict and stopping Russian aggression.

"We have the deal - or we had the deal- in MinskAnd there are fingerprints of President Putin on this deal. So the thing is, to have a new deal, not executing the previous one, seems to me being a trap," he underlined.

"We urge Russia to implement and execute what was agreed, signed, and authorized personally by President Putin," he stressed.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine has underlined that the Cabinet of Ministers supports concerted actions of France, Germany, EU, and the United States of America in resolving this conflict and in stopping Russian aggression.

"We had a number of different formats. The first one was Geneva. Another one was Normandia. So I believe that the best format to establish is a Kyiv format, and to have the U.S., Germany, France – well, the EU, actually – and Ukraine sitting at the same table, having one joint, strong, and solid position.", Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.

"Our common goal is to achieve peace. But we will never betray our values and principles and never betray our dignity and freedom. We never consider anything that undermines our independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty," the Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasized.


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