Photo: diplomatie.gouv.fr Klimkin met with Minister of foreign Affairs of France

Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Russia to implement the Minsk agreements, especially in the security sphere.Paris also condemned the annexation of Crimea.

The Russian Federation must begin to implement the Minsk agreements. This was stated on Monday, February 5, French foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin, announced the French foreign Ministry.

“France, together with Germany plays a mediating role, urges Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreements, especially in the security sphere. Our goal remains to provide an overall political settlement of the crisis,” – said the French Minister.

Le Drian during the discussion of the situation in the East of Ukraine said that Paris supports the sovereignty of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea.

“The crisis continues in the East of the country, each week it leads to the victims suffering from difficult living conditions”, – suggested the head of the French foreign Ministry.

Previously France despite the losses in the economy stated on the premature withdrawal of the Russian sanctions.

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