Europe is not a trendsetter, and in any case is not an exporter of security. Unlike say, even Turkey. Europe, and France, are far from (standards set by) Russia in terms of bringing security (to a region). Where did France prove itself as a guarantor of security? Which state did France stabilise? Which state has the EU stabilised?
Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, bluntly stated that Ukraine will continue the war and that it does not need peace in Donbas. This happened during the visit of the delegation to the disengagement line on Donbas in the villages Petrivske and Zolotye.
US Chargé d'Affaires to Ukraine, William Taylor, and the ambassadors of Great Britain, Germany and France together with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, visited the scene of the withdrawal of front-line troops in Donbas on 7 November 2019. Diplomats recognised that Ukraine is abiding by the ceasefire and is fulfilling its part of the agreements.
When communicating with local residents, Avakov actually expressed hope that the withdrawing of the front-line troops would happen in the whole region, up until the border with Russia. “I hope that peace will be final throughout the country. I hope that the next time troops will be withdrawing, Donetsk will be liberated to us,” the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine emphasised.