Category Archives: Minsk II

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more