The Kremlin has recognized that Minsk agreement provisions have stalled. This was stated by head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov during interview to Russia1 Channel.
Ivanov acknowledged that the Minsk agreement have stalled. He goes on to say that the sanctions imposed in this connection, "are not working", and therefore should be removed. Also he said that implementation of the agreements to a greater extent depends on Kyiv than on Moscow.
According to Ivanov, the exchange of Ukrainian aviatrix and MP Nadiya Savchenko has no relation to the Minsk agreements.