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 Lavrov: "I Hope Ukrainian Government to Be Formed in Line with Poroshenko’s Policy. Yatseniuk Statements on Russia Are Disgraceful"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov named Ukrainian politicians Moscow is ready to talk with about settling the relations. He told why the Nationalists lost the elections to the parliament and how the West has missed a historic opportunity to ensure security in Europe.

Censor.NET reports citing Izvestia.

Lavrov noted: "The Ukrainian government has not always supported this line, not to mention Yatseniuk and Oleksandr Turchynov exit from Batkivshchyna Party and creation of the People's Front. They questioned Poroshenko's steps from time to time, occupying the posts of the prime minister and the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada respectively, prior to the elections, including the president's actions on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and reaching a compromise on gas issue. They said that Russia would never agree to negotiate with Ukraine on gas. And Yatseniuk recently said that Moscow has a purpose to freeze Ukraine. Those are quite disgraceful remarks for a responsible politician.

When President Poroshenko enacted through the Verkhovna Rada and signed the law on special order of the local government in the territories controlled by the insurgents in accordance with the Minsk agreements, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said publicly that he will not fulfill the law. I hope that one of the positive results of the election will be formation of the government adhere to the line defined by Poroshenko."

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In addition, Lavrov stated that the leading force in the parliament would be Poroshenko Bloc: "I am confident that there will be people in the Verkhovna Rada and the government we could communicate with, primarily because Poroshenko Bloc in any case would be the leading force of the Ukrainian parliament. This political force was the partner of Russia and President Vladimir Putin during the ratification of peace agreements in Minsk between Kyiv government and the militants of Luhansk and Donetsk, reached with the assistance of Russia and the OSCE. Poroshenko has repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to the implementation of these arrangements including at the meeting with Vladimir Putin, held Oct. 17 in Milan and in the wider so-called Norman format. I hope that the government, which will be formed sooner or later (it must inevitably be a coalition one), will include ministers committed to the President's course for peace, restoration of national consensus and reconciliation in Ukraine. Poroshenko insisted that he won't allow hostilities replay at least in his contacts with the Russian president. This is the most important thing now without any doubts."

 
 
 
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