EU urges Russia to fully implement Minsk accords, use its influence on armed formations it backs

At the same time, Borrell reaffirmed that the EU’s sanctions against the Russian Federation remain in place.

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell has urged Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements and uses its influence on the armed formations it backs.

During a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Brussels, the officials discussed the state of play with regard to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, according to the EU’s press release of July 23, 2020.

Borrell commended the efforts of President Zelensky in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and reiterated the EU’s continuous, full support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In this regard, he welcomed the latest agreement made at the regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group regarding additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire as of July 27, aiming to ensure compliance with a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire and stressed the need for progress on the measures agreed in the Normandy Format Paris Summit in December 2019.

“The High Representative also reiterated the EU’s expectation that Russia reciprocates Ukraine’s efforts, fully implements the Minsk agreements, and uses its influence on the armed formations it backs,” reads the report.

At the same time, the High Representative/Vice-President reaffirmed that the EU’s sanctions against the Russian Federation remain in place.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group on July 22 held a video conference during which the parties agreed on a new, full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

(c) Unian

3 comments

  • “The High Representative also reiterated the EU’s expectation that Russia reciprocates Ukraine’s efforts, fully implements the Minsk agreements, and uses its influence on the armed formations it backs,” reads the report.

    The high representative is talking through his ass, and is in denial as usual. Try rewording your gutless statement to, “Russia needs to abide by Minsk, and remove their army and all their military equipment from Ukraine.”

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    • “Borrell commended the efforts of President Zelensky in the implementation of the Minsk agreements…”

      Zelensky backed up and gave Putler all the prisoners he wanted. What did it get Ukraine? Absolutely nothing……but accolades for Zelensky for foolishly believing Dobby the Elf.

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  • Do those wankers realise that Russia has been raping, torturing, abducting, killing and thieving on land that they have no business whatsoever in being on for the past 6.5 years? Do they give a toss? The answers are yes and no. The EU is run by a bunch of integrity-free grifters who are completely useless to their own countries as well as to the victims of the putinazis.

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