‘Minsk’ accords should lead to restoration of Ukraine‘s territorial integrity – EU
The Minsk agreements remain the only basis for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
This is said in the EU statement on Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and illegal occupation of Crimea, which was made public at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“The Minsk agreements remain the only basis for a peaceful settlement, ensuring respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” the statement says.
The European Union noted that Russia, as a party to the Minsk agreements, claims responsibility for a stable political settlement of the conflict and the implementation of these agreements.
“We call on the Russian Federation to fulfill its obligations through constructive dialogue within the Trilateral Contact Group and the Normandy format,” the statement notes.
The report also recalls that the EU economic sanctions against certain economic sectors of the Russian Federation are tied to Russia’s full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
In this regard, the EU called on Russia to use its great influence on the armed formations that it backs in order to fully comply with the Minsk commitments.