Ukraine "will make a mistake by breaking the Minsk agreements", if it finally approves the law on the reintegration of Donbas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.
"Anyone who takes the first step to break the Minsk agreements will make a huge mistake. In fact, the Kyiv authorities are only one step away from this mistake if they finally accept the law on reintegration, which has now passed the second reading," Lavrov said.
In this case, the bill on the reintegration of Donbas Lavrov called "provocative."
"Europe is very wary of the processes that are taking place in Ukraine, especially with regard to a sharp increase in the influence of radicals and neo-Nazis," he said.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry responded to Lavrov's statement, calling the "failure" of the Minsk agreements the failure of Russia to fulfill its obligations and the continuation of aggression. This was written on Twitter by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betza.
The "breaking" of the Minsk agreements is the ongoing failure of the Russian Federation to fulfill its obligations as a party of them and continueing the aggression, "Betza said.
Let us remind that on January 18 the Verkhovna Rada adopted by 280 votes Law No. 7163 "On the peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions."