‘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.

(c) Ukrinform

5 comments

  • “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.”

    Yes they do, so perhaps the EU would care to explain how this dead in the water agreement, violated by Muscovy from the very beginning, is the only option? Russia have no intention of even abiding by the first article, a full ceasefire. Russia have no influence on the armed forces in Donbas, Russia are the armed forces in Donbas, and until the jellyfish admit that, nothing will ever be resolved.

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    • The EU and the US should get together and make a timeline for Putin. Maybe start it like this, “Since the Moskali claim they have no military in occupied Donbas, Ukraine has given allied states permission to escalate the pressure up to and including military means to ensure the territorial integrity of Ukraine including all of the Crimea.”

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  • They also believe in the tooth fairy?

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  • onlyfactsplease

    Yawn! Just another batch of hogwash from the spineless appeasers, hiding behind a dead horse.

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