the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky performed at the 56th Munich security conference, saying that in October I would like to hold local elections on the entire territory of Ukraine. “I would like in the Crimea”, — he said. According to him, elections can be held exclusively under Ukrainian law, TASS reports.
the Ukrainian Authorities, said Zelensky, ready to dialogue with the civilian population beyond their control regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but not with heads of these territories. The latter, according to him, is not recognized from the point of view of international law, therefore, may not represent the local population of Ukraine.
the Events in the Donbass Zelensky called a question of European interest, reports “Interfax”. According to him, what is happening there is “war in Europe”, which “together with the annexation of Crimea has lasted as much as the Second world war — six years.”
In Kiev, Zelensky said, “be happy”, when the mention of Ukraine as a zone of danger will disappear from the international reports, but this should happen “only when in the Donbass will reign lasting peace and Ukraine will resume its territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders”.
He also suggested to plant troops in the conflict zone in the Donbass in sectors with verification of each sector of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE. About the details of his proposal Zelensky promised to tell later.
On the question of the value signed in 1994 Budapest Memorandum on security assurances of Ukraine Zelensky said that his country did not protect “any memoranda and documents”. Defender of the sovereignty and territorial integrity, he said, “are a strong army, nuclear weapons and NATO.” Otherwise, “no one guarantees anything”, and in the twenty-first century has only a “right of the strong”.
Zelensky also said that the world system safelyArista “not saved Ukraine”, adding that in dealing with world issues “are not used to democracy, but only the right of the strong geopolitical interest.” Not when the club elected powers to decide the fate of others,” he added.
According to Zelensky, he is sure that in five years his presidency will be able to end the conflict in the Donbass. This, he said, would mean that he was running for President not in vain.
While meeting with a us congressional delegation led by Senator James Inhofe on the sidelines of the Munich conference Zelensky said: he feels very positive US attitude to Ukraine. US support is very important for Kiev, he said, expressing hope that the increase and expansion of Ukraine provided by the Americans for military assistance.
the Ukrainian Authorities, according to Zelensky, began reforms in the judicial system, restarted the Prosecutor General’s office conducts an extensive appraisal of the prosecutors, several thousand of whom were fired. Prosecutors, he said, “check on virtue and professionalism.” Also initiated many economic reforms, and this is just the beginning, said Zelensky.
He also talked about the reforms in the sphere of security and defence — in particular, the “full reset “Ukroboronprom” reports RIA Novosti. Zelensky also expressed interest in more active involvement of the United States to the negotiation process on the peaceful settlement in the Donbass.
Also on the sidelines of the conference Zelensky told CNN that when he was an actor “really wanted to “Oscar” and become popular in the United States.” Now he, according to him, popular in the USA because of the impeachment of President trump, however, such popularity, he did not want it.