The UN Security Council has adopted the Minsk Agreements. In the Minsk Agreements, Russia does not appear as a party of the conflict. And the Minsk Agreements do not say that Russia is an aggressor. […]When the UN Security Council adopts some document, every word is verified and meaningful. And if nothing has been written there that Russia is an aggressor, then all the conclusions for the legal documents are meaningless.
The UN Security Council had no task of pointing to the aggressor in Donbas, so the resolution 2202 (2015) on Peaceful Settlement in Eastern Ukraine just called on all parties to fully implement the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”. It does not exclude the fact that Russia is an aggressor there. Most of the measures depend heavliy on Russia and its proxies, including the need for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, full monitoring access for the OSCE, and the full restoration of control of the state border to the Ukrainian government. Russia's actions in Ukraine are a clear violation of international law. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" bit.ly/1rbGaE3, . UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum bit.ly/1RZGnjo, .