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Germany not satisfied with state of Minsk agreements implementation
09:25, 13 February 2018
Germany not satisfied with state of Minsk agreements implementation

It is noted that very little has been done to resolve the conflict in Donbas

09:25, 13 February 2018

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Germany is not satisfied with the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by the German Foreign Ministry.

"Thanks to the Minsk agreements, we managed to contain the conflict in the east of Ukraine and prevent aggravation in the region. With political will, progress can now be achieved - as shown by the successful exchange of hundreds of prisoners at the end of December. We cannot be satisfied with the implementation of the Minsk agreements within three years ", the statement said.

It is noted that very little has been done to resolve the conflict, as more than 10,000 people were killed.

"The ceasefire is broken again and again, especially in winter months. This has devastating consequences: people lack coal, water, and food," the German ministry said.

Berlin calls on all parties of the conflict in Donbas to finally show political will for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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"First of all, it is important to stabilize the security situation and withdraw heavy weapons from the region. The potential peacekeeping mission of the United Nations can provide opportunities for the implementation of the Minsk agreements," the message said.

It is reported that Germany, together with France, will continue to work intensively to resolve the situation in the Donbas in the Normandy Format.

As it was reported earlier Russia did not fulfill any of the points of the Minsk Agreement during three years and it needs the destabilization of Ukraine as the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

The Normandy Four (Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia) signed the agreement 'Minsk II' at the leaders' level on February 12, 2015. The agreements also provide the ceasefire, disengagement of forces and heavy weaponry observed by the OSCE.

Related: Germany proposes to "encourage" Russia by gradually lifting sanctions

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