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Polish envoy: Crimea must be on Minsk talks agenda

"The problem of 'Minsk' is that it applies only to Donbas and not Crimea," says Jan Pieklo.

Polish envoy: Crimea must be on Minsk talks agenda
Jan Pieklo
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Polish Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo, believes that Poland and the United States could be a part of alternative to the Minsk process talks, which should also involve the issue of Crimea.

"We are having the Minsk agreements, and all countries should honor their commitments under these agreements, but if the Minsk agreement will not work, we should think about a new format, possibly with the involvement of the United States," the ambassador told Interfax-Ukraine on 11 November.

Pieklo also expressed the belief that the conflict in Donbas cannot be settled without neighbouring countries like Poland.

"It would be quite natural if Poland be a part of a new format," he said.

" The problem of 'Minsk' is that it applies only to Donbas and not Crimea. Crimea should be next," the Polish diplomat said.

Earlier, presidential advisor, director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, Volodymyr Horbulin also stated the need to upgrade the Minsk agreement.