“We have seen the ongoing militarization of Ukraine.

We saw Ukraine’s preparation to try to solve the problems of Donbass by force, which, naturally, would have destroyed the existence of the Minsk agreements at that time, which have already sunk into oblivion,” he said.

Poroshenko, in the BBC documentary “Putin Against the West,” said that the Minsk agreements made it possible to strengthen the Ukrainian army and turn the West against Russia.

Earlier, Merkel called the Minsk agreements an attempt to give Ukraine time to "become stronger."

She noted that today's Ukraine militarily is "not what it was in 2014-2015."