Category Archives: Minsk II

Russia traps itself by signing Minsk agreements – Reznikov

The official says the only way out of the situation is to involve a third party. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov says that having signed the Minsk agreements on Donbas, Russia trapped itself. “When the Russians agreed to this political and diplomatic deal, which we call the Minsk agreements, since this is not

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Putin accuses Ukraine of selective fulfillment of Donbas commitments

The President of the Russian Federation paid special attention to “Kyiv’s attempts to interpret the Minsk agreements in its own way” Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of taking a selective approach to fulfilling its commitments in resolving the conflict in Donbas during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. This was reported by the Kremlin’s press service.

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No demand of special status for Donbas in Minsk agreements, – Kravchuk

Source : 112 Ukraine 08:03, 5 August 2020 At that, Russia tries to prove there actually is such a provision. Russia is trying to prove that the demand of a special status of governance in Donbas is stipulated in the text of Minsk agreements. Actually, it’s not true, says Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president and the head of its delegation in

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French ambassador: Only Normandy, Minsk formats can bring peace to Donbas

The Normandy and Minsk formats are the only ones that are capable of bringing peace to Donbas and reaffirming Ukraine’s sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders, French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins states. The ambassador assured that France will not abandon its attempts to find a way to establish peace in Donbas. “We use a lot of energy and diplomatic

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‘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,

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Kremlin denials prevent progress towards peace

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Merezhko Almost six years have passed since the Minsk Agreements were first signed and peace negotiations began in the Trilateral Contact Group format featuring Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE. However, there is still fundamental disagreement over the parties to these agreements and the obligations they are under. This ongoing ambiguity is preventing progress towards peace. It has

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Kremlin ready for Ukraine to abandon Minsk agreements

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the conflict settlement process would be deprived of a negotiating base if such a scenario was chosen Russia is ready for Ukraine to renounce the Minsk agreements, but warns that neither Berlin, nor Paris, nor Moscow will like such a decision. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the

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EU insists on full implementation of Minsk agreements – response to Medvedchuk’s peace initiatives

Warning! This article contains BS from the Kremlin propaganda representatives in Ukraine It is a response to Viktor Medvedchuk’s peace initiatives from the European Council The European Union sees no other way to peace in Ukraine, except for the full implementation of the whole range of measures provided for by the Minsk Agreements. This is stated in the official response

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Meeting of political advisers to leaders of Normandy Four ended in Berlin

Russian side said there was no breakthrough in negotiations In Berlin, negotiations were held between political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four countries. Deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak stated this, reports TASS. “I don’t dare say that there is a breakthrough. Today, a complex and thorough discussion took place on all aspects of the

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Lavrov excoriates Kiev’s scheming remarks that Minsk accords not legally binding

Warning! Contains verbal diarrhea from Lavrov. BELGRADE, June 18. /TASS/. The Minsk agreements must be fully implemented, and statements by Ukrainian officials to the contrary stem from their unscrupulous intentions or the lack of knowledge of the actual situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Thursday. “The statements, which we hear from Ukrainian officials, that these decisions are

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Minsk deadlock: West must reject Russian bid to limit Ukrainian sovereignty

UkraineAlert by Duncan Allan While the world has been struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s ruinous war in eastern Ukraine has entered its seventh year. Diplomatic efforts to end the ongoing conflict, which has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014, have been reinvigorated since the election last year of Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Ukraine’s president. The foreign ministers of the

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Ukraine will not agree to any special status for Donbas under Russian scenario – Kuleba

Ukraine is ready for reasonable compromises on the settlement of the conflict in Donbas but will not agree to any special status according to the Russian scenario, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. He wrote this on his Facebook page, while commenting on the results of his visit to Berlin for talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. “We

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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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