States that help strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities do not provoke conflict, but contribute to strengthening peace and stability.
This is the opinion in an interview in German newspaper Zeit Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba teaches, Ukrinform reports.
“I categorically reject the perverse logic that the provision of weapons to Ukraine provokes the escalation of the conflict. Russia wants Ukraine to be weak, so those who deny military and defense cooperation with our state are strengthening Russia’s position, “the minister said.
He reminded that Germany had helped Ukraine with weapons from the very beginning. measures ». Kuleba called such statements complete nonsense, emphasizing: “We have not attacked anyone and we have no intention of solving the problem of Donbass by military personnel.”
The Foreign Minister noted that Kyiv is in a very active dialogue with international partners, including European ones, who provide our military equipment and weapons, and work in the military-technical sphere to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity for self-defense. At the same time, he did not specify which countries.
Kuleba believes that military support, clear political messages and economic sanctions are the “containment package”. And it depends on whether the current tensions at the border will turn into real hostilities. The main factor is the stability of Ukraine.
Kuleba noted that the Minsk agreements and the Normandy format “are in a coma, but still alive, and we should try to bring them back to consciousness.” The only way is to keep trying, no matter how long it takes, to leave your frustration and frustration behind and not get off the track. “There is only one alternative to diplomacy: war. And Ukraine does not want a war. Therefore, we will continue to try, because we strive for peace, stability and security for Ukraine and the whole of Europe, “the Minister said.