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    Kiev's Latest Proposed Revision of Minsk Agreements Indicates Infidelity

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    The Ukrainian authorities have publicly refused to stick to the second Minsk peace agreement and are now opting to reject it in favor of yet another accord, according to Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov.

    Kiev has made it clear that it wants to sabotage the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements, which were put in place to resolve the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, RIA Novosti quoted Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov as saying.

    His comments came after Roman Bessmertny, Ukraine's representative in the political subgroup of the Contact Group on Donbass, said that the process of developing yet another peace accord, Minsk-3, is already under way in his country. Bessmertny claimed that the Minsk-2 is allegedly 50 percent out of line with a range of problems currently in place both in Ukraine and Donbass. According to him, the Minsk-3 will lead to reforming security components of the UN and the EU.

    "Judging from Bessmertny's remarks, Kiev is publicly refusing to adhere to the Minsk agreements. His statement that Minsk-2 is 50 percent out of sync with Donbass-related problems is, in fact, a rough refusal to stick to the commitments," Chesnakov said.

    He emphasized that the Minsk-2 peace agreements were approved by the Normandy Quartet on Ukraine and a UN Security Council resolution. The document was also signed by Ukraine's first president Leonid Kuchma, one of the country's representatives in the Minsk Contact Group.

    According to Chesnakov, Bessmertny openly signaled Kiev's plans to sabotage the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, in a move that Cheshakov said should be duly assessed by Contact Group coordinators as well as the leaders of Germany and France.

    Earlier, the leaders of the Normandy Quartet: Vladimir Putin, Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, agreed to extend the Minsk Agreement through 2016.

    The ceasefire agreement was initially inked in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on September 5, 2014, but failed to put a stop to the military confrontation between Ukrainian post-junta government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region. A second package of measures to stop the fighting, called "Minsk 2", was agreed to on February 12, 2015.

    The key points of the Minsk accord include a ceasefire, a weapons pullout from the line of contact between Kiev's forces and Donbass independence supporters, the implementation of constitutional reforms, including a decentralization of power in the country, and the granting of special status to the eastern Donbass region.


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      This is what BIDEN tells the puppets all day. They also do so in E.U. MERKEL is a CHARLATAN anyways. She was directly into MAIDAN , and never tip Putin. She a dual face witch.
      Russia MUST get strong and say NO.. No moire deals. And that's that. Russia should go and kick them OFF the already occupied parts, after South sopped all , to give peace a chance and worried about Russian sanctions.
      S.E should NOT end because of Russian sanctions. This time, Russia should show solidarity with the S.E and not bow to KIEV nor west. Time Russia make them pay. begin kicking investments and west industries out, using , import replacement. Just replace all their industries with Rus ones.
    • danielmartin516
      There will be no Minsk 3 i can reassure you that.
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      Since foreign mercenaries are pouring into Mariupol from Europe and Turkey, the need to push out the nazis becomes paramount. We type about it on these threads, but there is ugly fighting that needs to be carried out to break up the Nazi rings in the East and dismantle the 2014 Kiev coup government.
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      tony p
      Bumper stickers in Russia *This way to Kiev*
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      Kiev is desperate to re-ignite the civil war, for without a hot war, Kiev, bankrupt, overrun by corrupt oligarchs, having already lost the trust of its people, having worn thin the patience of their EU support, is teetering on the verge of collapse. Kiev hopes that if the civil war goes hot, the EU will again line up behind it.

      The EU has bigger problems right now at home and may well write off Kiev this time - well we can only hope.
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      cavedeborahin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, You must be psychic! I was thinking the same thing as I was reading this article! It is that the Ukrainians are negotiating and using tactics similar to American foreign policy representatives to undermine what they have already agreed to! Backpedaling and using semantics to redirect the argument and bring up another area of contention instead of abiding to agreed upon accords.
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