As reported by Censor.NET citing Yevropeiska Pravda, it was declared by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in an interview with Le JDD. "We are not naive. The problem is not whether we trust (Russia - ed.) or not," he said.
"What we need to do is to remind each of the parties that they can not do anything else but to keep their promises. Otherwise a severe punishment will follow," Fabius said, when asked about the confidence toward Putin. According to the French minister, France wants to make sure that "guns will be silent," and elections under the Constitution of Ukraine will be possible in the Donbas in the near future.
Fabius also commented on Russia's readiness to help resolve the conflict in the Donbas. "There are ups and downs. Sometimes, the Russians make concessions. Sometimes they argue separatists do not depend on them, which is quite a bold interpretation of reality," the minister stated. Fabius also stresses that the Minsk agreements are a guiding light in normalization of the situation.
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