The peace deal in Ukraine has come too late for the many people who lost their lives, and was agreed to by the opposition despite the risks of letting President Yanukovych off the hook, for now. Mistrust in his regime remains high.
“Of course it is late, it would have been much better to have this agreement before all the tragic casualties. But this agreement gives us hope of bringing Ukrainian politics back to where they belong, to the democratic institutions. And both sides are taking risks. But the EU will monitor the implementation of this agreement,”
said Polish Foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski.
“Everybody contributed to this result. This is not the work of a single person. It is mainly due to the fact that people here in Ukraine have found a way to work together, a way that they had not found in the past,” said German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Along with France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius the three EU politicians were instrumental in persuading the opposition to give peace a chance. The opposition will be hoping their oversight ensures compliance.