Ukraine - Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing (2 August 2019)

Q : Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel drafted the Minsk Agreement. Can you comment on his remarks? How do you view France’s role in the creation of the agreement?

A : The remarks by former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko do not call for any comment.

France’s efforts, along with those of Germany, are focused on ensuring that the Minsk Agreement is fully implemented. Both Russia and Ukraine must translate the commitments they took five years ago into action. In this regard, we are pleased by positive developments seen in the situation on the ground in recent weeks.