‘First Let Merkel, Hollande Know’: Lugansk Delivers Ultimatum to Poroshenko

If Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to tighten the Donbass economic blockade, he should make such decisions in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, who brokered the Minsk-II deal together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic said.

On Friday, the Ukrainian parliament introduced a bill to ban trade with the so-called “temporarily occupied territories.”

Kiev considers the territories under control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as Russia’s Crimea, to be “temporarily occupied.”

“If Poroshenko wants to adopt such laws, it would be relevant if he invites Merkel and Hollande and signs them or vice versa — tears them apart and throws them away — right in front of their face. In this case, we will clearly understand what is going on: either the Minsk agreement is completely broken or there is still chance to continue talks if he rejects the law,” LuganskInformTsentr cited Igor Plotnitsky as saying.

Full article: ‘First Let Merkel, Hollande Know’: Lugansk Delivers Ultimatum to Poroshenko (Sputnik News)

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