Online meeting with French parliamentarians took place upon initiative by OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE
MP for OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE Oleg Voloshyn participated in the online meeting with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the National Assembly of France to discuss the political settlement of the Donbas conflict.
During the discussion Oleg Voloshyn noted that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine could and should make its major contribution to the de-escalation of the situation in Donbas through the implementation of political part of the Minsk agreements. At the same time, MP expressed the hope that parliamentarians representing all the Normandy format countries would facilitate this process.
“More than a year ago our party initiated the establishment of the Parliamentary Dimension of Normandy Format. Today amidst the military tension, the interest of our European colleagues to the related activities has particularly increased. On the eve of the visit of Zelenskyy to Paris, it was important for us to convey to our French counterparts a simple message: the only alternative to Minsk is a big war. You may resent or oppose it, but you will have to accept this. In this respect, our discussion has demonstrated there is understanding of the real situation among French parliamentarians”, Oleg Voloshyn said following the meeting.
To recall, the “Opposition Platform – For Life” political party was the one to initiate the expansion of the Normandy format on the peaceful settlement in Donbas to parliamentary dimension. The idea is to get together MPs representing the four Normandy format countries – Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany – to conribute to the implementation of political and legal provisions of the Minsk agreements.