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Ukraine must make concessions within the framework of the Minsk agreements, - Germany Ambassador
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According to Reichel, Kyiv cannot fully defend its position

Kyiv cannot fully hold its ground within the framework of the Minsk Agreements on the Donbas conflict and should make certain concessions, German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel said, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

'In the conflict, which is subject to the Minsk Agreements, Ukraine cannot assert its interests completely and should make certain concessions,' he said in an interview with Interfax.

He also said that Germany expects from all sides, including Ukraine, constructive and intensive work on the Minsk Agreements' implementation, which means full ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and ensuring a political settlement reached in Minsk.

'We are strongly convinced that it is more beneficial for Ukraine to have the Minsk Agreements at its disposal and implement them rather than to be in a situation where there are no agreements with Russia. And I would be glad if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed this during his speech in the Verkhovna Rada,' he said.

The diplomat also expressed support for the stance of Poroshenko, who stands firmly for complete implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

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