Consensus on the situation in Ukraine reached in Minsk, will not be executed completely, said in an interview to television channel "Riga TV" foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s.
"the consensus reached in Minsk are not fully implemented," - said the Minister.
in his vision, the punishment of the EU against Russia had a positive impact on the situation in Eastern Ukraine." No one is happy, however, as an additional element of pressure punishment has done its job, " said Rinkevich.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
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. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
in connection with the situation in Ukraine, EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of the past year have introduced against Russia 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded and became an point restrictive measures against certain sectors of the economy. In response, Russia has imposed in the last month of summer 2014 retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the EU, USA, Canada and some other countries that have joined the anti-Russian sanctions policy.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian side officially participates as an intermediary in the settlement of the Ukrainian fall.