The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Donbas: We will not compromise

МИД о Донбассе: Мы не пойдем на компромиссы

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko

Ukraine will not agree it was acceptable to compromise at the meeting of leaders “channel format”, said the Minister of foreign Affairs.

President Vladimir Zelensky has promised to end the war as quickly as possible and not to go into unacceptable compromises. This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko after talks in “channel format” at the level of political advisers, said on Tuesday, September 3, UKRINFORM.

“We’re going to do it just before the end of the year,” the diplomat said.

According to him, during the meeting the sides discussed the steps that will pave the way for the summit of leaders of the format. Thus, according to Pristayko, to any unacceptable compromises Kiev is not going to go, and all agreements will be presented to the public.

“There are no painful compromises, which we hadn’t agreed on earlier, was not done. What we will have to make some painful compromises – it solutions starting in 2014,” said Pristayko.

The Minister said that if Ukraine was able to resolve this issue by force from the very beginning, it would have been already completed, and “we wouldn’t be at this stage”. But Ukraine as a state is responsible, still performs these solutions to reach leaders in 2014.

“We want to end this war, and the President Zelensky explained this several times: we can’t afford another five years to be in the condition in which there are now – economically, financially, we’re not going every day to lose soldiers,” said Pristayko.

For his part, he repeated what he said recently to members of the Parliament: “the war continues to constrain us. It is killing our people, 14 thousand people died and millions are outside their homes; we have stolen at least 20% of our capacity, 7% of the territory. We need to resolve this issue. This does not mean that we will solve it tomorrow. President Zelensky gave time, in order to make a final decision. Approximately we speak about the end of 2019”.

If Ukraine will not be able to use the Normandy format, it will look for other opportunities, the diplomat said.

Vadim pristayko also told about the results of an eight-hour meeting in the Normandy format, which took place in Germany.

Earlier, President Vladimir Zelensky called on the leaders of the countries-participants of the Normandy format to gather for the resumption of talks on the situation in the Donbas.

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