As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in an interview with TSN.Tyzhden as he was answering a question of how to quickly regain control over Ukrainian territories.
"I believe we are now in a time period when the issue could be resolved quickly and diplomatically. "[There is] a new U.S. administration, the elections in France and Germany are soon to be held - this is quite a sad situation of transition. Therefore, our opponents in the Russian Federation, Putin's regime, are, in fact, trying to take advantage of this situation. But for us, it is also a window of opportunities," the minister said.
Avakov added that in connection with this transition period, "various plans emerged, including those inspired by other countries."
"The 'Artemenko Plan,' which I call the 'Artemenko-Liovochkin Plan,' is created by Liovochkin, one of the architects of the Maidan protesters' dispersal, who is now in the Verkhovna Rada instead of being tried…You were the head of Yanukovych's administration, which brought the country to where we are, and you will tell us of the peace plan through your clown and manipulator Artemenko?! This is unacceptable," Avakov said.
He added he was familiar with real plans of Ukrainian diplomats who had been making efforts to resolve the Donbas situation.
"As a man of practice who has spent too much time in the ATO [anti-terrorist operation - ed.] zone, who understands what is happening there, I also take part in this work. We have a very specific plan for the Donbas that will be implemented if we see Putin regime's political will for an actual settlement under pressure from the West. The plan is absolutely not related to any slightest concessions to Putin's regime," Avakov said.
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