Kyiv's plan "B": Ukraine's Foreign Minister says other scenarios exist if Minsk implementation fails

10:41 Oct. 10, 2016

Ukraine's Foreign Minister says other scenarios exist if Minsk implementation fails

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin speaks at a media conference in Kyiv, on Aug.22, 2016 (UNIAN photo)

Ceasefire is virtually non-existent in eastern Ukraine as attacks continue on daily basis

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says that there are other scenarios to settle the situation in Donbas if the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements fails.

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"I've got ideas and scenarios of how to move further but I'm sure we're on the right track," he told TV Channel 112 Ukraine when answering a question if there is a "plan B" if the Minsk implementation ends in deadlock.

"We need to make Russia implement the Minsk [agreements]. Russia will anyway try to destabilize Ukraine. To achieve this, it will try to fragment it, creating political movements, parties here that will make us split," he said.

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Answering a question how the Ukrainian authorities could prevent Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine, he said: "There are two major directions: one is solidarity of our friends and partners, and the other is the strengthening of our democracy, as the weak don't get help."

Reporting by UNIAN

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