Yanukovych sent a letter to world leaders

Yanukovych sent a letter to world leaders

MOSCOW, 22 Feb — RIA Novosti. The former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has appealed to world leaders with a letter in which he described his vision of the events on the Maidan, and suggested steps to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.

The letter, the text of which is available to RIA Novosti, addressed to presidents Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of Poland Andrzej Duda, the head of PACE Pedro Agramunt, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.

“I want to inform you about certain facts that took place in Ukraine in February 2014 and led to the escalation of the armed conflict in the heart of Europe. These events must give an objective legal assessment in Ukraine and at the international level,” — says Yanukovych.

He suggested that only through political and legal coercion of the Ukrainian authorities to the implementation of the Minsk agreements can lead to qualitative changes in the socio-political life of Ukraine.

In the event of failure of the current Ukrainian authorities of the Minsk agreements, have to initiate a referendum on the status of Donbass.Viktor Yanukovych

He also proposes to include in the negotiations in the Normandy format representatives of the breakaway republics of Donbass.

In the letter Yanukovych has called on world leaders to initiate the creation of a special Commission of the Council of Europe to monitor investigation of crimes committed on the Maidan.

“To restore peace and the rule of law in Ukraine is possible only under condition of objective and transparent investigation of the tragic events of February 2014, which gave impetus to the further escalation of the conflict developed into a civil war in Ukraine”, — he said.