The Paris-Ukraine summit have been decided on further steps for a solution to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. From the summit statement from late Monday evening.
a full implementation of the ceasefire until the end of the year, it was Agreed. In addition, it is intended to give a comprehensive exchange of prisoners until the end of the year. On top of that, the parties agreed on a further troop withdrawal from the front line.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was "very satisfied" with the results of the Ukraine summit in Paris. "Today we have overcome the time of the arrest," she said late on Monday night, after the Meeting with the French head of state, Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Selenskyj.
solution of difficult questions
It had been agreed to be "realistic things". "We will then, of course, in this way, even more", stressed Merkel. "There is the good will to solve even difficult issues," she said, according to the multi-hour Meeting of the Quartet in Paris.
a prisoner exchange according to the formula Provided is therefore "all against all" by the end of the year. It involves an exchange of 250 prisoners from Kiev against 100 of Luhansk and Donetsk. A concrete agreement it is not, but merely a statement of intention, with the help of the contact group in the Region and of the Red cross the exchange but gave up.
"We have agreed on clear steps and deadlines for their implementation," said Selenskyj to the results. Within 30 days of the new transition points for the population to be on the front line established on the basis of humanitarian criteria. In addition to the ceasefire, a Plan for mine clearance will be implemented. In addition, there should be three further points to the demilitarization.
signals of approaching
Macron said: "I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the political courage and the determination of the President of Ukraine since his election to bring peace in the conflict in the East of his country."
The gathering of Selenskyj and Putin in the French capital was seen as an important Signal of the approach. Both heads of state had previously called only to each other, in order to defuse the whole of Europe dangerous conflict.
The so-called "Normandy Format" meeting for the first time in more than three years. In addition, the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Selenskyj and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first Time in person. Russia supports the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. In the case of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict came to an end in 2014, around 13'000 people have been killed. (aru/sda)
Created: 10.12.2019, 00:03 Uhr