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France, Germany to play key role in Ukraine's peace formula implementation – Kuleba

MUNICH. Feb 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine is conducting a dynamic bilateral dialogue with France and Germany on the implementation of the “peace formula” proposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, developing common modalities, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.

“France and Germany will play an important role in the implementation of the peace formula. The fact that the leaders (of these countries) have not remembered it today does not mean that we do not have a dynamic bilateral dialogue with them on this issue. And not only we talk, but they also answer, we are developing modalities for how to move forward,” he said at a briefing in Munich on Friday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Kuleba said in their speeches at the conference, President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz “sounded much better than they had spoken before.”

“This is the result of a dinner that President Zelenskyy, President Macron and Chancellor Scholz had in Paris last week. It was a very important moment in the history of European diplomacy and the history of this war and the history of Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic future,” the Foreign Minister said.

According to him, today no serious country tells Ukraine that it is necessary to talk with Putin. “Since they just see what Putin is doing and understand that it all makes no sense,” Kuleba said.

He said Ukraine managed to achieve an extremely important goal: if at the beginning of the war even friends said that “Russia should not win this war,” now they began to say that “Ukraine should win this war.”

“They started saying this and from this they began to build their policy and political decisions. Therefore, you see all these weapons, political support, you see a change in rhetoric,” the Foreign Minister said.