6 Feb 2019 21:42

Minsk agreements unimplementable under current Ukrainian govt - Medvedchuk

MOSCOW. Feb 6 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, who represents Kyiv in the humanitarian subgroup at Minsk talks on Donbas, sees no conditions for a prisoner swap with the current team in government.

"I want to tell you that I continue to represent Kyiv in the [Trilateral] Contact Group and its humanitarian subgroup. However, so far I see nothing, not least in the political context, to make carrying out [prisoner] exchanges possible. I am certain that under this government change is unlikely in the context of implementation of the Minsk agreements," Medvedchuk told the television channel Rossiya-24.

Nevertheless, seeing no alternative to the Minsk agreements, he urged the new team that will come to power after elections to focus on bringing back peace to the country.

"The Minsk agreements will remain. First of all, they are the only negotiating platform. Secondly, they are the only regulating document approved by the UN Security Council resolution. Whatever government wins elections should solve the main problem: establish peace and end hostilities. Doing so is only possible thanks to the Minsk agreements," Medvedchuk said.