The EU considers defending human rights one of its main goals worldwide, but it essentially became compliant in suffocating the residents of Donbas. They decided not to recognise the Russian passports issued to locals for humanitarian reasons, as they did with Crimea.
Germany, France and Ukraine admitted that they need a war in Donbas
The delegations of Germany, France, and Ukraine did not participate in the event at the UN, where representatives of the DNR and LNR were present. This confirms that [Germany, France, and Ukraine] are not interested in the peace in Donbas.
Ukraine consistently refuses to start a dialogue and thus supports the active phase of the conflict in Donbas. The statements of Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and the [Ukrainian] delegation in the Contact Group are an attempt to shut the mouths [of DNR, LNR representatives], to prevent the truth about the atrocities of Ukrainian nationalists from being heard in the UN. It is strict censorship.
Ukraine, along with France, Germany, UK, US, Belgium, and Estonia (six current members of the United Nations Security Council) refused to join a Russia-hosted meeting on Ukraine.
In a joint statement, US, UK, and Estonian diplomats stated that the meeting "was a transparent attempt to present a false and misleading narrative regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine" and that they "strongly reject Russia’s premise that it is acting as a mediator within an internal conflict."
Ukraine, Germany and France have constantly emphasised their commitment to implement the Minsk agreements. Ukraine is trying to avoid a legal vacuum in its national legislation regarding certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, demonstrating its commitment to implement the Minsk agreements. Ukraine also proposed to conduct local elections in Donbas in early spring on condition that the security situation is normalised.
See similar disinformation cases on the Minsk agreement alleging Ukraine does not show any interest in the Minsk agreements; that peace in Ukraine is not in the interests of Western government; that the "Normandy four meeting" was cancelled due to Ukraine's inability to keep its word; or that chairman of the Verkhovna Rada admitted that Kyiv will not implement the Minsk agreements.