Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

'Peace in Europe depends solely on Putin': Ukraine PM in Oslo

Share this article

'Peace in Europe depends solely on Putin': Ukraine PM in Oslo
President Petro Poroshenko met Norway's King Harald V at the Royal Palace. Photo: Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix
15:08 CEST+02:00
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he does not have "very high expectations" of a coming peace summit in Berlin, after a meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo.
"Let's not have very high expectations on this meeting," Poroshenko told a press conference alongside Solberg. "Am I optimistic enough? Yes I'm very optimistic about the future of Ukraine but unfortunately not so optimistic about tomorrow's meeting."
 
Poroshenko and the Russian, French and German leaders will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to "assess the implementation" of the Minsk agreement aiming to solve the Ukrainian conflict, which has now entered its third year.
 
Accusing Moscow of violating its commitment to the Minsk agreement, Poroshenko said: "peace in Europe depends solely on Putin."
 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement