Macron says Minsk agreements only way to resolving Donbas crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to hold a new round of talks on Ukraine in the Normandy format and warns Russia of possible new sanctions, that`s according to his comments to the reporters during a joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Versailles on Monday.

”In terms of the Ukrainian situation, we`ve spoken at length on various aspects, on putting into place the Minsk process,” Macron said after the talks, adding that both France and Russia were eager to re-engage shortly in a dialogue in the Normandy format.

He also stressed his will to ”have access to the report of the OSCE on structurally important aspects in the region.”

Macron spoke of his desire to see the Minsk Agreements fully implemented, which he believes is the only way toward de-escalation in eastern Ukraine.

”I confirm to you at this stage I have suggestions that don`t exclude escalation but that`s not my hope. What I`d like is through the Minsk agreement to find a solution.”

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