Medvedchuk headed the parliamentary Association for dialogue between the countries “Norman Quartet”

It will work to achieve peace in Ukraine

Медведчук возглавил парламентское объединение по диалогу стран "нормандской четверки"

KYIV, November 18. /TASS/. The Chairman of political Council of party “Oppositional platform For life”, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Viktor Medvedchuk headed in Parliament parliamentary Union to promote dialogue between the two countries “channel four” (France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine). This was reported in the press service of this political force.

“In the Verkhovna Rada at the initiative of party “Oppositional platform For life” created interfractional Deputy Association “the inter-parliamentary dialogue for peace: Ukraine ‒ Russia ‒ Germany ‒ France”. The head of the Association was elected MP, the Chairman of political Council of party “Oppositional platform For the life of the” Viktor Medvedchuk”, – stated in the message.

The authors note that “the main platform for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, the cessation of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine is a Norman format with participation of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.” “Peaceful Ukraine today – the number one task. Without its solution, without the cessation of hostilities on the country’s further development is impossible,” – said in a statement on the establishment of the Association. It also emphasizes that “effective mechanism of achieving peace in Ukraine can and should be primarily inter-parliamentary dialogue, which is conducted in accordance with the Minsk agreements providing for the adoption of several legislative acts by the Verkhovna Rada”. “In accordance with the Minsk agreements, Ukraine undertook the commitment to constitutional reform, which provides a key element of decentralization (taking into account the characteristics of individual regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, agreed with representatives of these districts), as well as the adoption of the permanent law on the special status individual regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”, – reminded in the statement.

Interfactional Union emphasizes that its goal of ensuring “inter-parliamentary dialogue for the realization of constitutional rights of citizens of Ukraine for peace”, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, the cessation of the armed conflict, the protection of the legitimate rights, interests and freedoms of citizens.29 January 2019 Medvedchuk announced a plan-the concept of solution to the crisis. The basis for the plan are the Minsk agreements. The plan calls for strict adherence to the Minsk agreements and direct negotiations between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk. In July, a plan was presented, “the Opposition platform” in the European Parliament, where it received a positive assessment.

Normandy format talks on Ukraine since June 2014. Then, during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the landing of allied troops in Normandy, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany first discussed the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass. Since then has held a number of telephone conversations and meetings at the highest level, as well as contacts of Ministers of foreign Affairs.

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