Ukraine - Q & A from the daily press briefing (07.02.17)


Q - How might you comment on information from the Russian media stating that the resumption of fighting in eastern Ukraine was scheduled by the authorities in Kiev to take place the same day as the meeting between Mr. Poroshenko and Ms. Merkel in Germany? According to that information, Kiev was attempting to bolster the argument that it is the Russian Federation’s responsibility for escalating tensions in the region.

A - We don’t comment on rumors.

On February 1, we condemned the resumption of fighting and emphasized that the implementation of the Minsk agreements, to which France remains fully committed within the Normandy format, is the only possible path to resolving the conflict.