“On February 15, the world will be able to witness how agreements are fulfilled and what Russia really wants, holding talks. Ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons are the first and main signal of fulfilling Minsk agreements,” Klitschko said. “One can interpret today’s agreements in various way, but at this stage, we need them to stop bloodshed. Today huge responsibility for the future of the country rests on the authorities. So at such a challenging moment all political forces have to join their efforts and help Ukrainian authorities undertake necessary steps to stabilize the East. Not somebody’s private interests, but the existence of the independent Ukrainian state is at stake,” Klitschko emphasized.
He reiterated that forces interested in destroying Ukraine are also eager to continue instability and turbulence.
“Therefore, there must not be any standoff, but hard work with the focus on territorial integrity and development of a strong country. We must assert sovereign European Ukraine, overcome economic challenges through implementation of reforms and prove that we are mature society of a united country,” Klitschko said.