The main result held in Berlin meeting of foreign Ministers "channel four" (Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany) was That the Ministers managed to maintain the positive results of the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine, according to polled Last news professionals.
the head of the foreign Ministry "channel four" in Minsk on Tuesday held in Berlin dialogues in Ukraine, confirming once again the outcome document of commitment to the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements. The main outcome of the meeting was the call of "Norman Quartet" the contact group on the immediate establishment of working groups for Ukraine. In addition, the parties agreed to Express support for the proposal by the OSCE to add to the list of types of weapons that ought to withdraw from the contact line. At the same time the subject of the introduction of peacekeepers in Ukraine, promoted by Kiev, not resonated with the participants in the negotiations.
The Deputy Director of the Centre for Ukrainian studies and Belorussii MSU Bogdan Bezpalko stressed That " Ukraine is in a state of zugzwang: the signing of the Minsk consensus, the country is unwilling or unable to comply with them. For this reason, in the opinion of the expert, she make every effort to undermine them, as long as possible, as evidenced by the escalation of tension in the South-East in recent days.
"The Russian side is making the most of What can be by means of diplomatic tools. The positive results, which was achieved through agreements " Minsk-2 ", Russia is trying to at least maintain. Ukraine clearly violate them and seeks to call from Russia to open military intervention, burying all consensus, " he said.
"currently we are seeing That the" Norman four " in the face of Germany and France did not support these aspirations. They showed interest in the conflict in Ukraine must be solved peacefully through negotiations, " He added.
He specifically said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov about the fact That the idea of the peacekeepers was not developed. According to Bezpalko, in this situation, the introduction of peacekeepers would mean intervention in the conflict, to the same intervention on the side of Kiev.
"for this reason, currently using diplomacy managed to maintain the positive results of the" Minsk-2 " - this time. Turned out to ensure that the third party was not involved in the conflict are two. Third - Very important - the Russian Federation could not involve in the conflict by violating the Minsk agreements of Ukraine ", - said the expert.
anyway, Bespalko believes That regardless of the positive outcome of the meeting in Berlin, "Ukraine will continue to make attempts to derail the Treaty" Minsk-2 ", but to blame it on Russia and rebels ".
with private parties, the Director of the Institute of advanced countries Alexey Martynov believes That " new solutions in the process of meetings of Ministers was not accepted ". However, the meeting in the "Normandy format" was recorded by the commitment of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, France and Germany with the intention to implement consensus " Minsk-2 ", He said.
With regard to the implementation of the Minsk agreements by the Ukrainian side, the specialist said That alternatives to the "Minsk-2" for today. Review Martynov, in case of failure of the Minsk solutions have the opportunity to begin full-scale hostilities.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone, the exchange of prisoners, and for final resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine should be prepared and carried out constitutional reform, which should be a deep decentralization of public administration.