International Commonwealth is under an obligation to exert pressure on Kiev to the Ukrainian authorities of the Minsk agreements, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, informs EFE.
at a meeting With heads of foreign news agencies in St. Petersburg, the Russian President said that " the international Commonwealth is under an obligation to exert pressure on the government of President (Ukrainian) Petro Poroshenko to meet commitments under the Minsk agreements ", RIA " Novosti ". Thus, as stressed by EFE, Putin rejected accusations by Kiev and the West that Russian troops are in Eastern Ukraine. The Russian President also drew the attention that Kiev is trying to "strangle" the economy of Donetsk and Luhansk regions due to the suspension of payments of pensions and blocking of financial remittances. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.