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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine impedes the implementation of the Minsk agreements in the Donbas

Summary of Disinformation

The new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, should dissolve the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, because the deputies of the current convocation are preventing Zelenskyi from fulfilling the Minsk agreements. Russian mercenaries in Donbas do not violate international agreements and adhere to the Minsk agreements, unlike Kyiv.

Disproof

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is not responsible for violations of the Minsk Agreements because Russian mercenaries in the occupied Donbas violate international agreements by attacking the Ukrainian army on a daily basis.  According to a report by the OSCE monitoring mission, in the first quarter of 2019, more than 83,000 cease-fire violations were recorded in Donbas.

In addition, Russia and the "LDNR" militants refuse Ukraine’s proposals on the exchange of prisoners.  Kyiv has repeatedly stated that Russia deliberately delays the process of exchanging prisoners, using Ukrainian citizens as a lever to pressure Ukrainian authorities.  The last such exchange between Ukraine and Russia occurred at the end of December 2017.  Since then, Russia has rejected any proposals from the Ukrainian side.

You can read more about the Minsk Agreement.

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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 17.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Donbas, Minsk agreements
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokazhet @ Channel 1, time 00:45:05, 00:46:26
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