Category Archives: Minsk II

Implementation of Minsk deal in Russian interpretation a disaster for Ukraine – Yatsenyuk

The implementation of the Minsk deal in the Russian interpretation is a disaster for the Ukrainian people and for the Ukrainian state, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said. “Under current circumstances, I strongly believe that the Minsk deal is not even the deal with the way to nowhere, this is the

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No grounds for EU to ease sanctions against Russia – Harms

Despite calls for a ceasefire in Donbas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an escalation of hostilities, and human rights violations in Crimea annexed by Russia are only increasing, so there is no reason for Europeans to relax sanctions, the member of the European Parliament in 2004-2019, Rebecca Harms, has said. Europeans should be united, and EU leaders

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Ukraine informs UN about violation of Minsk agreements by Russia

The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN has announced a violation of the Minsk agreements by Russia’s illegal armed formations in Donbas and called for a global ceasefire. This is stated in a statement on the Mission’s Facebook page. “15 ceasefire violations in Donbas on 10 May alone, leading to the injury of 4 Ukrainian soldiers. Weapons banned under

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Lavrov said he does not expect results from upcoming talks of Normandy format foreign ministers

Video conference of Normandy format foreign ministers scheduled for next week Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the upcoming talks in the form of a video conference of the Normandy Four foreign ministers are unlikely to bring results. Lavrov said this in an interview on Channel One, TASS reports. According to the minister, at a video conference the foreign

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Putin, Merkel discus necessity of enshrining of special status of Donbas

The Russian president held phone talk with German chancellor President of Russia Vladimir Putin held the phone talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed the situation on the settlement of Donbas Conflict and the prisoner swap between Ukraine and militants as Kremlin reported.  According to the message, the leaders of the states provided the positive assessment of the held

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Berlin, Paris consider detainee exchange an important step towards implementation of ‘Minsk’

Western partners in the “Normandy format” called the exchange of detainees in Donbas an important step towards the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This is said in a joint statement by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, published on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office. “Today’s exchange of detainees in eastern Ukraine

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Minsk pact on Ukraine ‘must be implemented’ to ‘build trust,’ PM of Albania, who also holds OSCE chair, tells RT

This article contains BS from a useless Russian run organisation, and the PM of another shithole country, that needs booting out of NATO Albanian prime minister and OSCE chairperson-in-office Edi Rama has said that the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict “need to be implemented” in their current form in order to “build trust” before they can be reviewed. Speaking

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Putin demanded that Zelensky ‘really implement Minsk agreements’

22:00, 14 February 2020 Putin also expressed readiness to continue efforts aimed at release and exchange of conflict-related detainees. Russian President Putin demanded that the President of Ukraine Zelensky “really implement the Minsk agreements.” The Kremlin website reports this information. According to the report, today’s conversation between Zelensky and Putin took place at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. “In connection with the

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Russia worried over Kiev’s statements about revision of Minsk accords – Lavrov

MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Russia is alarmed to hear Kiev’s statements on the revision of the Minsk agreements in case of the absence of immediate steps towards their implementation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Rossiskaya Gazeta daily. “We are worried over [Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim] Priskaiko’s recent statements that in case no positive steps

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Hybrid war in Donbas: Ex-OSCE envoy Sajdik names actual parties to conflict

OSCE reports say in 80-90% of the cases, it was illegal armed groups who denied observers access to certain areas in the warzone. Former Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik has said Ukraine and Russia are parties to the conflict in Donbas as evidenced by the signatures of

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Vitaly Portnikov: Putin is preparing a new trap for Zelenskyy

2019/12/16 – 18:35 In an interview with Channel One-Russia, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that it was possible to change the Minsk protocol only if the Ukrainian side cooperated with the puppet administration of the “People’s Republics” (“DNR/LNR”). “Who can work on Minsk-3?” Two parties… Therefore, if Ukrainian experts join the contact group and sit at the same table

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US State Department representative reminds Lavrov: US-Russian relations depend on implementation of Minsk agreements

19:40, 24 November 2019 Sullivan, who claims to be the US ambassador to the Russian Federation, also drew attention to the need for Russian Federation to abandon efforts to intervene in the American elections. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reminded Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that improvement of  relations between Washington and Moscow depends on how Russia implements the Minsk

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Kremlin states about lack of progress in Normandy Summit preparation

22:10, 21 October 2019 Assistant of the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov stated that the Russian side was ready to hold the Summit but in case of its careful preparation Little progress has been achieved during the preparation to the Summit in the Normandy Format, though all the participants of the event still want to hold the meeting, according

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President: The issue of elections in the occupied territories can be discussed only after the fulfillment of a series of conditions

The issue of elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine should be discussed only after fulfilling a number of conditions, including the withdrawal of Russian troops, as stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a press conference after a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. “This is the issue of the liberation of people, the issue of troops

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Next Normandy summit must put ‘cast iron agreements’ on paper – Kremlin

The Kremlin insists that the next Normandy-format summit should conclude with “cast iron agreements” committed to writing. “There are three important preconditions that we think, if implemented, could ensure success of this summit, ” Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said at a briefing on Friday. “Thus, it is necessary to finally settle the issue of disengagement in the three so-called

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German Chancellor speaks in favor of holding Zelensky-Putin talks on Donbas

Merkel wishes to see progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in favor of holding talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the settlement of the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France’s Bearritz.

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Contact group on Ukraine in session in Minsk

MINSK, 21 August (BelTA) – A meeting of the trilateral contact group on resolving the situation in Ukraine’s east is in progress in Minsk, representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. Negotiations of subgroups of the contact group have already taken place. During the meeting held on 31 July the OSCE’s special representative in the trilateral contact

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U.S. Ambassador says Ukraine should not withdraw from Minsk talks

Ukraine, the Minsk group, and the United States want to find the way to resolve, end this war on favorable terms for Ukraine, he said. William Taylor, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Kyiv, says Ukraine should not withdraw from the negotiation process in Minsk. “Ukraine, the Minsk group, the United States want to find the way

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