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The Key Problem With Kiev: West Pretends Ukraine Fulfilling Minsk Agreement

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Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said that Moscow believes one of the key problems in settling the Ukrainian reconciliation crisis is that the West is acting as if Kiev is fulfilling its obligations in the Minsk agreements.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Moscow believes one of the key problems in settling the Ukrainian reconciliation crisis is that the West is acting as if Kiev is fulfilling its obligations in the Minsk agreements, Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said Friday.

“One of the main problems is that our colleagues are acting as if Kiev is voluntarily fulfilling the Complex of Measures. Actually, this is just the opposite,” Alexander Lukashevich said.

Kiev has spent a whole year increasing its army’s military potential after signing the Minsk agreements, Russia’s envoy to the OSCE said Friday.

“Kiev has actually spent the year after signing the Complex of Measures by increasing the Ukrainian Army’s potential,” Alexander Lukashevich said.

He said that new military forces and weapons have been deployed to the line of contact with the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and that foreign instructors and mercenaries have been invited.

“The danger of returning to a military solution to the crisis has grown significantly. It seems our foreign partners not only trying not to notice, but sometimes are directly indulging in similar dangerous steps,” Lukashevich said.

The Minsk agreement, aiming to deescalate the situation in eastern Ukraine, was signed by representatives of the Kiev government and the Donbas militias in February 2015. Key points of the Minsk agreements include a ceasefire, heavy weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, constitutional reforms, including a decentralization of power in the country, and granting a special status to the Donbas region.

The sides failed to fulfill the agreements by the end of 2015, as initially intended. The deadline for completion has been extended into 2016.

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reconciliation, Minsk agreements, Alexander Lukashevich, Ukraine
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  • backfromthegraav
    Nothing to do with Ukriane ,,,, Down to Skumland to implement the agreement .. but Skumland have never conformed to any Agreement they have signed !
  • Glamoureus
    The West gives "OK" to Ukraine's politic and politicians.

    That is an "OK" with the corruption as several ministers has been living the post-coup regime in Kiev since 2015. The mentality of people Veliknija Rada is quit simple, strongest and tuffest will stay.

    The failed mistrust voting the other day was not about "Yats" leaving because Poroshenko want is so, several people who wants Yats gone actually voted for him to stay, since such chaos will outmaneuver Poroshenko himself.

    This is what West doesn't grasp, there's no ruler in Ukraina, there's several rulers in the shadows.
  • margaridaoulman
    The Eu has had a very good and deceitfull teacher so the pretend game continues, hopefully Russia can expose the game Ukraine is playing.
  • dvdgrg09
    Gee, you don't say. Maybe if you explain it to them really slowly, with lots of evidence, do you think they will get it? Har har.
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