The leaders of the Norman format did not believe in the implementation of the Minsk agreements initially.
Leaders of the Norman format – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not sign the Minsk agreements. About this On Thursday, February 21, the former president of Ukraine, who had previously represented Kiev at the negotiations in Minsk, Leonid Kuchma, spoke about that on the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“I’ve never said it before, but today I will say. Considering that I signed these Minsk agreements... You see, if the leaders who are part of the Norman format did not personally sign them – neither Hollande nor Merkel, I’m not even talking about Putin... What does that mean? They did not believe that they would be implemented and did not want to take on obligations by signing this document. Henceforth, the results,” – Kuchma said.
“There will be no peace — there will be a frozen conflict, which exists today, through which they will influence Ukraine, in order to bring it to... what follows is easy to understand,”