The Russian Federation and supported her militia of Donbass do not fulfill the Minsk agreement, said U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette.
"The way to resolve this conflict (in Eastern Ukraine - ed.) is through the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Ukraine performs them, the Russian Federation and its allies don't. In our view, this is Clear, " said the American diplomat correspondents on Tuesday.
according to him, Russia continues to supply the militia weapons, and among them are drones and missiles.
"Russia has continued to fuel the conflict by sending military equipment across the sovereign border of Ukraine ", - said Payette.
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 meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
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.