Kyiv Security Forum

Arseniy Yatsenyuk during KSF: I don't believe in the efforts to see something in Putin's eyes. These eyes are full of blood

23 October 2020, 11:22

There are two options on the agenda: either the countries of the Normandy format and the United States force Russia to execute "Minsk" in the Ukrainian interpretation, or they set Russia a condition to sign a new international legal agreement with security guarantees for Ukraine and the guarantees of the return of Donbas and Crimea, the Head of the KSF, Prime Minister of Ukraine 2014-2016 Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated during Kyiv Security Forum on October 23.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that the Minsk process has fulfilled its function. He reminded that first of all,"Minsk" was aimed to stop large-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine. “The only reason of the "Minsk" not being fulfilled that it’s not fulfilled by Russia. There is a very clear violator of the agreement - Putin,” he stressed.

He said that today there are only two options on the table: “The first option is when the Normandy format countries, namely Ukraine, Germany and France, and the United States have a unified interpretation of the Minsk agreement and force Russia to execute “Minsk" in the Ukrainian interpretation."

Another option, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed, is that Ukraine, Germany and France, together with the United States, declare that Russia does not fulfill and is not going to fulfill the Minsk agreement.

"Then these countries, together with Ukraine, must demand that Russia signs a new international legal agreement with security guarantees for Ukraine, with the guarantees for the return of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea as sovereign territories of the Ukrainian state,” the Head of KSF said.

"I do not believe that it’s possible to achieve peace in Ukraine through talks with Putin and the attempts to see something in Putin's eyes. What can you see in a person's eyes if those eyes are bloodshot? Putin's eyes are full of blood. One cannot see anything there, except suffering, war, oppression and fight against Ukraine,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.