Ukraine - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (29.01.19)

Q : In an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung, Martin Sajdik, the special representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office in Ukraine, mentioned a new plan for the peaceful resolution of the Donbas conflict. The plan involves establishing a joint UN-OSCE mission. What is France’s assessment of this plan?

A : We are currently studying this proposal on a joint basis with Germany and in conjunction with the Russian and Ukrainian parties within the Normandy format.

A peaceful resolution to the Donbas conflict will depend above all on the parties’ political will to fulfill their commitments.

The full implementation of the Minsk Agreement remains the only framework for resolving the crisis.