War must end with peace formula, not another ‘Minsk agreements,’ Zelenskyy’s adviser says

11 February, 05:55 AM
Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:Office of the President)

Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:Office of the President)

Another round of ‘Minsk agreements’ is a wrong approach for ending the war, as it’s based on the imitation of peace, and not its stability, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told FREEDOM TV broadcaster on Feb. 10.

He stressed that ending the war the correct way would significantly accelerate Ukraine's entry into the EU and other international communities, and even avoid the possibility of losing its statehood in the future.

“Basically, all initiatives proposed by the Ukrainian authorities and government resonate with Western and European allies and become key elements of the global agenda,” Podolyak emphasized.

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“These are issues of nuclear and food security, as well as the reform of international platforms, such as the UN, or the IAEA. In addition, the points of the peace formula are being considered. A formula which will bring a stable peace, and not its imitation, because there are many examples when unfinished wars were put out with the similar ‘Minsk agreements.”

He clarified that the recent visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to London, Paris, and Brussels was a demonstration of the consolidated unity of the European political elites in their understanding of the causes of the war in Ukraine.

“And what is important is that the European community understands the course of the war and how it should end,” Podolyak said.

“The political leaders of the vast majority of European states have an understanding of the tools that Ukraine needs right now, and make decisions regarding various weapons that will be sent to Ukraine.”

On Jan. 24, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Moscow was trying to outsmart the world and force Ukraine to sign new Minsk agreements. The minister stressed that such negotiations would lead to an even more bloody war that would affect the whole world.

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