Kiev blocks Minsk consensus, so, the key to the normalization of relations between Russia and the European Union in the hands of the Ukrainian authorities, said foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the CEO of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev.
"But now the Minsk consensus is not something that does not fulfill, and blocks the Ukraine. So, Ukraine is currently in the hands the key to the normalization of relations of Russia with the European Union, "Lavrov said, RIA" Novosti ".
He said that As the greatest achievement of European politicians touted the fact that it was decided to fresh penalties against Russia not to enter, and to declare that the implementation of the Minsk agreement is a criterion for waiver of penalties. Lavrov also expressed the hope that the statements of the authorities of Kiev on the need of placing peacekeepers in the Donbass due As if the failure of the OSCE mission to provide the world does not come in a tactical ploy to divert attention from the already reached agreements. The Minister said that " sometimes there are cases in negotiations when one side of something to draw or win this time, and then thrown such a new idea that no one and never agreed on, and it distracts attention from his work on what has been agreed "." I would rather not wanted here was another example of this tactic, " said Lavrov. Before the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said that the issue of peacekeeping in the conflict area in Ukraine it is impossible to discuss without the participation of Lugansk and Donetsk. First, Lavrov said that the European Union States will not agree to send peacekeepers to Ukraine, As in Brussels, " no crazy ". on March 17, the Verkhovna Rada approved the appeal of the President of Petro Poroshenko in the UN security Council and the EU Council on the deployment within the country international peacekeeping and security. As said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the introduction of peacekeeping forces in the Kiev Donbass supported by the U.S., France and Britain. Before that, the foreign Minister of the European Union came to the conclusion that the idea to introduce peacekeepers in the Ukraine unrealistic. For its part, the Plenipotentiary of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov also said that the proposal of Kiev on peacekeepers in the Donbas was not supported neither in the EU nor in the USA.