Poland might divide NATO and Europe into two camps in the near future. Poland says that its energy security is provided not by Germany or France, but by the US. They want to buy American liquefied natural gas even though it is more expensive than Russian gas. Because of political reasons, Poland is going to divide Europe to carry out its plans and strengthen its dominant role in Europe.
The normalisation of relations with Russia is determined by the implementation of the Minsk agreements, but here everything is very complicated. (…) The change of the situation in Donbas depends solely on Kyiv. Therefore, the conditions imposed on Russia are practically unattainable.
The change of the situation in Donbas depends not only on Ukraine, but also on Russia. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. The EU has condemned the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.
Former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, stated that the final fulfillment of the Minsk agreements is dependent on Russia’s decision to withdraw its forces from the occupied territories. “Unfortunately, the problem with the Minsk implementation is Russia’s continued occupation of Eastern Ukraine and the ongoing fighting there, so it’s impossible for Ukraine to go any further than it already has,” Volker said. According to Volker, Russia still has to fully implement a ceasefire deal, to withdraw its forces, and to disband the so-called People’s Republics in Donbas.
According to the latest reports by the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, there are violations of the Minsk agreement on both sides of the conflict.
The analysis of the Atlantic Council shows, that the majority of violations can be attributed to Russia-backed armed formations.