Ayrault calls on Russia to influence militants for sake of lasting peace in Donbas

Ayrault calls on Russia to influence militants for sake of lasting peace in Donbas

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has called on Russia to use its influence on separatists in Donbas for sake of lasting peace, which would help find a political solution to the conflict.

Ayrault stated this at a joint briefing with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"There are many challenges, and usually the first one is the situation in Donbas... We need to move forward and not lose the common goal of full implementation of the Minsk Agreements. To achieve this goal, all the signatories should fulfill their obligations. However, we see that Russia has influence on separatists in Donbas, and I again call on Russia to use this influence on separatists to find a lasting way out of the situation and a political solution to this conflict," Ayrault said.


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