Poroshenko commented on the alternative to the Minsk format

The problem of settlement of the conflict in the Donbas is not the format of negotiations. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“The problem is not in the format. We can have any number of formats,” – said Poroshenko on Friday in Kharkiv, commenting on the proposal of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski about the alternative option of negotiations on conflict settlement on Donbass.

“The problem is that the Russian Federation, the country-aggressor must be forced to withdraw their troops from Ukrainian territory, regain control over the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border and to give the opportunity to renew the Ukrainian sovereignty,” the President added.

He also noted that other formats don’t have to neutralize the Minsk agreement.

“The format can be any, but it should not destroy the Minsk agreement,” – said the head of state.

We will remind, the President of Ukraine is on his working trip to Kharkiv region, and has already visited the Kharkiv plant.Malysheva.