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Kanerva: ‘Minsk agreements remain best opportunity for Ukraine to progress’
15:48, 16 June 2016
Kanerva: ‘Minsk agreements remain best opportunity for Ukraine to progress’

Head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly urges both sides of Donbas conflict to implement the document to full extent

15:48, 16 June 2016

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According to the Finnish diplomat, the goals that are set in the Minsk deal are still achievable. He expressed concern that the international community still needs to urge both sides to set a true ceasefire in Donbas – even despite the fact that the deadline of completion of Minsk agreements passed six months ago (Radio Liberty). 

‘Minsk agreements remain the best way for Ukraine and the entire region to move forward. Despite numerous delays in this regard, the goals that were set by this agreements are still achievable. The Parliamentary Assembly consecutively condemned illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, pointing out on violations of the Helsinki act and reporting serious humanitarian issues that occur to the ongoing crisis – specifically, detention of Ukrainian citizens’, Ilkka Kanerva said.  

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