President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko notes that Ukrainian delegation has fulfilled its tasks for Milan.
"Ukraine arrived there with a very important mission - we had to preserve peace. In no way could we allow reconsideration of Minsk agreements. We had to ensure sustainable peace process," the President said in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels.
"All the participants of consultations stressed that our Peace plan, Minsk documents, including both Protocol and Memorandum are basic," Petro Poroshenko noted.
The Head of State informed that all the participants of negotiations emphasized the importance of implementing all the provisions of the Peace plan including holding of local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the Ukrainian legislation. "So-called fake elections of November 2 or any other day will not and cannot be recognized by any participant of consultations unless they are held under the Ukrainian legislation, with adherence to the ceasefire regime and presence of international observers," he said.
The President noted that European leaders had demonstrated full support of Ukraine. "As for today, there is a clear and firm position that the abolishment of sanctions will not be discussed without a real progress, constant peace and fulfillment of all the provisions of MInsk memorandum. The EU demonstrated unity and solidarity with Ukraine," he informed.