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12 February 2021, 17:14

Minsk-2

Ukraine failed to fulfill Minsk Agreements six years after their signing - Pasechnik

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LUGANSK, February 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukraine has not only failed to fulfill the Minsk Agreements in six years after their signing, but also aggravated the situation in Donbass, said LPR head Leonid Pasechnik.

“Minsk-2 was signed on this day in 2015. Six years after the signing, Ukraine has not fulfilled the agreements, but aggravated the situation. For the LPR and the DPR these are not just six years of stalled negotiations, these are six years of war and vain hopes for peace in Donbass,” he wrote on his Twitter.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution No 2202 of February 17, 2015 and called upon the parties to ensure its implementation.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 12 February — Lugansk