The Ambassador of Poland in Ukraine Jan Pieklo believes that Poland or the US could enter in the alternative to the Minsk process format of the talks, which also touched upon the issue of Crimea, «Interfax-Ukraine».
«Now we have the Minsk agreement, and all countries should respect their commitments under these agreements, but if the Minsk agreement do not work, then you need to think about the new format, possibly with the involvement of the United States,» said Inferno.
He also expressed the belief that to resolve the conflict in the Donbass without neighboring countries, such as Poland, it is impossible.
«It would be quite natural, if Poland went to the new format,» said Inferno.
«The problem of «Minsk» in that it applies only to the Donbass, not Crimea. Crimea should be next,» — said the Polish diplomat.
Inferno also added that sanctions against Russia can be lifted only after full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
«The clear position of the West is a full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The question is that we do not see this implemented, and until we can’t see — the sanctions will remain,» said Inferno.
He noted that some member countries of the European Union opposes tougher sanctions, but through compromise fails to maintain existing sanctions and to extend them.
«If some countries want to tighten sanctions, such as Poland and Lithuania, while others are trying to mitigate, but it is necessary to find a compromise, therefore, the sanctions remain at the same level», — said the Polish diplomat.
While the Inferno drew attention to the fact that on the issue of preserving EU sanctions against Russia is also influenced by factors unrelated to the situation with Ukraine, in particular, the election for the post of President of the United States military action in Syria, etc.
We will remind, earlier the adviser to the President, the Director of the National Institute for strategic studies Volodymyr Horbulin also said the need to upgrade the Minsk agreement.
On 26 October the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting in the «Normandy format» in Berlin have outlined five key positions to include in the road map insists the Ukrainian side.
The Ambassador of Poland in Ukraine has proposed to include the issue of Crimea in the format of the Minsk talks 11.11.2016