Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the non-implementation of the security package by the enemy hinders making steps in the implementation of Minsk Agreements by Ukraine.
"The enemy's attempts to breach Minsk Agreements continue. Someone is trying to add critics to Minsk [Agreements]. I have stressed and stress again: this Minsk plan envisages clear measures and criteria. Ukraine would not go ahead in the political process until the security element, the security package is observed," Poroshenko said in Chuhuyiv, Kharkiv region, on Saturday.
He recalled that the security package includes the full ceasefire, withdrawal of foreign military servicemen from the Ukrainian territory, the transfer of the Ukraine uncontrolled sections of the Ukrainian-Russian border first to OSCE and then to the Ukrainian government, removal of heavy weapons and unimpaired access of OSCE monitors to the entire territory.
The president said that the Minsk plan is an absolutely clear plan of returning Ukrainian sovereignty to Donbas, and "today the rest of it is of evil."
Poroshenko again said that Ukraine does not rule out a large-scale intervention by Russia, but "Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to give a fitting reply."