The Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin stated that the placing on the border with Ukraine its troops, Russia has shown a willingness to full-scale invasion. This was the Ukrainian Minister said on air of the 5th channel.
«Russia keeps a military presence. She is trying to destabilize the situation along the border. Thus showing, that at any moment a Russian invasion may acquire more ambitious,» — said Klimkin.
He also noted that while there is no reason to in the near future, a meeting of «Norman Quartet», as the Russian side is blocking the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
«Working on the road map, we are much farther away from what I was agreeing to Russia during the summit in Berlin, where it was agreed that we will consistently work on a road map. Now the Russian side has consistently blocked. So go to the political level — the level of Ministers in the coming weeks — without that we had a position for discussion, I’m such a chance today do not see», -said the head of the MFA of Ukraine.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Marian Betz said that for two years Russia has not fulfilled a single item of the Minsk agreements. She also urged the partners in the Normandy format (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) to increase pressure on the Russian Federation.
Earlier, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Trilateral contact group and the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko admitted the extension of the «channel format» in 2017.
Klimkin: Russian troops on the border with Ukraine demonstrate readiness for full-scale invasion 27.01.2017