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U.S. blames Russia for failing to comply with Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

Acting Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet claimed this during the UN Security Council session
08:04, 19 February 2020

Cherith Norman Chalet
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Russia has been refusing to live up to its commitments within Minsk agreements, continuing the bloodshed in Donbas. Acting Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet claimed this during the UN Security Council session. Ukrinform news agency correspondent quoted her as saying.

"Unfortunately, Russia has not shown a similar willingness to fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements. It continues to arm, train, lead, and fight alongside its proxy forces in eastern Ukraine. This stands in direct contravention of Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements, including to establish an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire", Chalet said.

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She compared the February 18 attack on Zolote with Russia's obnoxious attack on Debaltsevo transport hub in Donetsk region five years ago. "Then, as now, Russian-led forces continue to contravene commitments made by President Putin and Russian officials, and to kill Ukrainians on Ukrainian territory", the diplomat stressed.

Chalet underlined that instead of constructive participation, Russia "stalls and disseminates disinformation to distract attention from its central, unmistakable, and unjustifiable role in fomenting this conflict". "Russia also continues its hybrid activities against Ukraine, wielding economic and political leverage", the official concluded.

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