Ukraine - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (03.09.18)

Q - The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, was killed in an explosion on Friday at a café in the centre of Donetsk. What’s your reaction?

A - The latest developments in Eastern Ukraine are unlikely to undermine the parties’ obligations under the Minsk agreements or the pertinence of the Normandy-format meetings between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. It is precisely when tensions arise that negotiations must begin in good faith.