Ukraine never fulfilled Minsk agreements

Summary

Ukraine promised to fulfil this plan a thousand and one times and never fulfilled it. The failure to fulfil this plan is extremely unpleasant for Germany because a lot of German authority was put into it.

Disproof

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

In March 2015, the European Council linked the duration of EU sanctions on Russia to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, acknowledging Russia's responsibility to uphold the agreements. 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."

Overview of the implementation of the Minsk II agreement shows that both parts did not fulfil 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 the regret on 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 to "a renewed commitment by Russia and all sides to the Minsk Agreements and the Normandy Process.”

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 167
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia time 00:10-00:25
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