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Avakov answered the French Foreign Ministry: why don’t you demand the withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbass? 10/19/2016 20:29:52. Total views 630. Views today — 0.

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs should demand from Russia to leave the occupied territory of Ukraine. Avakov wrote that on his Facebook page, commenting on the statement of Foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault on the aims of the meeting in the "Norman format" that will take place tonight.

"Maybe the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs had better demand the Russian aggressor to leave the occupied territory of Ukraine? Not squeeze Ukraine, calming the aggressor?! Why else does Ukraine such a format of negotiations?!" - said Avakov.

As previously reported, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault said that they would raise the issue of Ukraine's approval of the status of Donbass and timing of local elections in the region at the meeting in the Normandy format, scheduled for October 19th.