Following the announcement that Ukraine agreed to the so-called "Steinmeier formula" at the beginning of October, the news led to protests throughout Ukraine. In the late hours of October 3, Volodymyr
I might disappoint some of you, but there will be no betrayal. And
Let’s start with the main thing: do we want the war to
Could it have taken place
Why? There was one barrier in the way, the greatest scare story of the past few weeks: the Steinmeier formula.
Let’s clarify what this formula is.
Does it stipulate that Ukraine recognizes
Does it stipulate for the elections in the occupied Donbas to take place at gunpoint tomorrow? No.
Why did the previous president of Ukraine announce beginning work on
This formula provides
Did we sign any joint agreements with the so-called "DPR" or "LPR"? No.
We sent a separate letter to the [Special Representative of the OSCE] Mr. Sajdik wherein we affirmed agreement of the positions in the text of this formula.
Elections in the Donbas tomorrow? No
Next up is a Normandy format meeting with the President of France, the German Chancellor and the President of the Russian Federation where we will discuss ways of ending the war in the Donbas.
My position on this issue is clear and understandable. And it concurs with the position of all Ukrainians.
We all understand that Donbas is Ukraine. Peace must prevail there. There must be a total ceasefire,
We all understand that the Ukraine-Russia border on our side must
There will be a new law. Will it
Ahead of us, we have a long and winding road to the resolution of this problem. And we have to walk it together. And we need unity here. I respect the constitutional right of each Ukrainian to protest. I hear you, and, trust me, I will never give up Ukraine. At the same time, I implore you to be level-headed and calm with regard to the situation. Don't give in to manipulations and provocations of certain people. They really want to exploit you and return the right to steal, become "victims of political persecution", and avoid criminal liability. This will not happen. Everything will be Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!