The Minsk agreement on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine are not perfect, but it's the only way, currently have with the international brotherhood, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the meeting of the OSCE permanent Council.
"I'm sure as before that has a chance to be a military solution, has the option to be only a political solution of the Ukrainian conflict. When we took the Minsk package of measures, we come to a consensus on the road map, which indicates a political way out of the conflict, and this path is not perfect, but the only one that we have, " he said.
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 were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
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 full text of the Minsk agreements "