Red Lines in Ukraine’s defense: No militants should be elected to Verkhovna Rada

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The Ukrainian authorities insist that the militants could not be elected to the Verkhovna Rada if the situation in Donbas will be settled.

This was stated by Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko on the air of the ICTV channel.

The Foreign Minister commented on ‘red lines’ Ukraine defends in the negotiations on resolving the situation in Donbas. According to Prystaiko, the new government of Ukraine wants to convey its position to the Ukrainian people.

“We want to explain to the Ukrainian people that its security is a priority for us, for the new government. That the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state is a priority for us. The return of our land, including Crimea, is a priority for us,” Prystaiko noted.

At the same time he emphasized that the militants who fought against Ukraine cannot be elected to the Ukrainian parliament after the war will end and peace will be established.

“And, for example, the people who shot Ukrainians will not be sitting next to the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. This is also a political ‘red line’. Moreover, there are a lot of such ‘red lines’ within the framework of which a political process and discussion is ongoing,” Prystaiko said.

As The Journalist reported, Germany, France welcome breakthrough in Minsk talks and Steinmeier’s formula approval.

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