Ukraine is sabotaging the implementation of Minsk accords and Steinmeier formula in Donbas

Summary

Listen, it is already 2019 and Ukraine has neither fulfilled the agreements under the ex-president nor under the new one. It is again drifting in some other direction.

Ukraine does not want and also cannot fulfil its commitments.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Minsk agreements, portraying Ukraine as the only violator of the ceasefire.

The overview of the implementation of the Minsk II agreement shows that both parties have not fulfilled the plan. The analysis of the Atlantic Council shows that the majority of violations can be attributed to Russia-backed armed formations.

France and Germany expressed their regret on the selective interpretation of the Minsk agreements by Russia. In a joint press conference to the United Nations, the ambassadors of France and Germany stated that there's an urgent need for "a renewed commitment by Russia and all sides to the Minsk Agreements and the Normandy Process.”

The EU has condemned systematic restrictions to the freedom of movement of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), by Russia-backed armed formations in southern Donetsk and non-government-controlled areas along the Russian border. "Restrictions of the SMM’s access continued, including at a checkpoint near Kreminets, where members of the armed formations behaved aggressively towards the Mission."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Bolshaya igra @ Pervyi kanal time 1:24:45-1:25:00, 1:25:30-1:25:35
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Disproof

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