Ukraine should have the right to vote in all negotiations between the United States and Russia regarding the situation in the Donbas.
This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena zerkal, the TV channel “112 Ukraine” with reference to Reuters.
Ukraine, which is already three years fighting against Pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass, fears that the US President Donald trump will exclude Kiev from talks on the situation in Eastern Ukraine, desiring to improve relations with Moscow, says the Agency.
“We’re talking about the future of our country and therefore do not want to be excluded from the negotiations. We don’t want to be a bargaining chip. We want to be the subject,” said serkal.
She also said that he no longer believes in “gentleman’s agreement”, Recalling that, by annexing Crimea, Russia violated the terms of the Budapest Memorandum, which guaranteed Ukraine’s territorial integrity in response to the renunciation of nuclear weapons.
Serkal also said that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the West save the annexation of the Crimea and support separatists in the Donbass sanctions against Russia. She stressed that it is the only tool to deter Russia from a full-scale aggression.
We will remind, before the inauguration of the President of the United States Donald trump in an interview with the British newspaper the Times declared that is ready to offer Russian President Vladimir Putin sanctions relief in exchange for reductions in nuclear Arsenal.