NATO PA President: Russia fails to comply with Minsk agreements
15:39, 15 March 2016

NATO PA President: Russia fails to comply with Minsk agreements

Michael R. Turner sent Ukraine’s Foreign Minister the letter where he condemns Kremlin for backing out of its commitments

15:39, 15 March 2016

“I’d like to join the numerous judgments concerning detention of Nadiya Savchenko”, Turner wrote. Noting that he fully shares Ukraine’s outrage about the pilot’s detention and deteriorating health, he continued: “Sadly to this day, Russia has failed to implement this and almost all other conditions set forth in the agreement” (

Following the EU’s decision last week to extend existing sanctions against Russia, the Assembly President stressed the importance for NATO governments and parliaments to maintain a firm line. The NATO PA will “remain firm in our condemnation of Russia’s aggression and its illegal occupation of parts of Ukraine’s sovereign territory”, Turner assured Klimkin.    

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