Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, leader “popular front” Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that Russia is its version of the resolution on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas wants to lure Ukraine into a trap and freeze the conflict.
“This is purely a Russian trap. They want to legalize through its resolution that they are irrelevant to aggression in Donetsk and Lugansk and that the civil conflict in Ukraine. I think they want the resolution to freeze the conflict”, – he said on the sidelines of the 14th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy “would the world be new? And what does it mean for Ukraine?” in Kiev on Saturday.
Yatseniuk also expressed the view that “the best resolution of the conflict in the Donbass will be the adoption of Putin’s political decision to get off of Donbass”.
Previously a member of U.S. Congress William Hurd said that to resolve the conflict Ukraine does not need the UN peacekeepers and the withdrawal of Russian troops.
And the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the YES said that Kiev had prepared a resolution on the peacekeeping forces in the Donbass in the beginning of 2015 and introduced it to all friends and partners. But Russia expected that it will be able to move the discussion on the draft resolution, which she recently recorded in the UN security Council, not only on experts but also on the political level.
Yalta European strategy (Yalta European Strategy, abbreviated as YES forum) is an annual conference organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
The conference gathers the most influential politicians and businessmen of Ukraine and the world, it has been held annually since 2004.
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The aim of the conference is the development of Ukraine and its European future, as well as establishing international ties.
The founder of the Yalta European strategy, Victor Pinchuk, a prominent Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist.