We Are Far from Solving Ukrainian Crisis – Hollande on Milan Meeting

France's President Francois Hollande, who participated in negotiations with Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko, and Vladimir Putin in Milan, considers the situation in the Donbas far from being resolved, despite some progress.

The President of the French Republic, Francois Hollande, said it at a meeting with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD on Friday 17 th October, Censor.NET writes, referring to Ukrinform.

"Are we close to solving the Ukrainian crisis? No, not yet. The discussions between Presidents Putin and Poroshenko have passed," Hollande said.

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According to him, certain progress was made in Milan during the negotiation process. "Especially on gas and the agreement which is currently "in progress". Financing remains the issue we need to discuss. But it was a very important moment both for Ukrainians, who are preparing to survive the winter, and for Russians, who are waiting for the payment," the French president said.

He also noted the progress in implementation of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border and the ceasefire. "France and Germany have decided to provide drones and other means to support the OSCE, which is a very important organization in Central Europe and will participate in the monitoring of the border," Francois Hollande said.

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The meeting with the France's President was attended by leaders of many international organizations, in particular, top officials of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, the World Trade Organization, and the International Labour Organisation.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n307703