09:55 07.06.2019

Poroshenko sees Kyiv's Donbas initiatives at Minsk talks as capitulationist

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Poroshenko sees Kyiv's Donbas initiatives at Minsk talks as capitulationist

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, currently the leader of the European Solidarity party, has called on all political forces to voice their attitude toward Kyiv's latest initiatives in the talks in Minsk, including the proposal on ending the economic blockade of Donbas and not returning fire.

"I call on all political forces to clearly find where they stand both on capitulation and on European integration so as not to try to hide a very dangerous intention to capitulate, which, unfortunately, threatens our state today," Poroshenko said at a news briefing on Thursday, in commenting on statements made at a Trilateral Contact Group meeting in Minsk the day before.

As for the possible cancellation of the National Security and Defense Council's decision on halting trade with the territories not controlled by Kyiv in Donbas, "if this was part of President Zelensky's directives, this is radically harmful and looks very much like capitulation," he said.

Kyiv should clearly understand what 'red lines' it cannot cross in settling the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine, Poroshenko said.

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