Russia is waiting for further isolation and the imposition of additional sanctions if the Minsk consensus will be made, said 1st Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow, quoted by Reuters.
Vershbow also questioned on the issue that the Russian Federation and in truth supports the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
on the first day of the week started the official part of the U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland in the capital of Russia. As expected, during the visit, Nuland will discuss with the Russian colleagues the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the Ukraine and Russian-American relations. According to Last news , Nuland will meet with Vice-Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin and Sergei Ryabkov and will hold a series of meetings with authorized Russian human rights organizations.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read
the results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four working sub-groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict. It is envisaged that they will start operating already in the middle of may.