A year ago, a “roadmap” for resolving conflict in the eastern Ukraine was signed. September 5, 2014, cessation of hostilities for eastern Ukraine has been agreed during talks in Minsk, between representatives of the Ukrainian government, leaders of Russian-backed militants, and the Russian Federation, in the presence of OSCE. In the two weeks after the Minsk agreement had been signed, the severe truce violations began. During the year the situation in the occupied territories had worsened. Russian-backed militants commit war crimes; violate the international agreements and rules of warfare. The war caused thousands of human casualties, brought despair, devastation, and repressions.
The text of the Minsk protocol consists of twelve points, withdraw illegal armed groups and military equipment, ensure the monitoring of the truce by OSCE representatives, release hostages, improve the humanitarian situation, decentralization of power, hold early local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and prevent the prosecution of those persons in connection with the events in Donbas.
The protocol was compared with Khasavyurt Accord, agreement that marked the end of the First Chechen War, which, actually, frozed the conflict.
Information Analysis Center Mediarnbo prepared infographics on the results of the first anniversary of the Minsk agreement.