The next meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine provided that Germany and France have not had a sufficient pressure on Kiev to accelerate the peace process, and for this reason it is necessary to further impact on the Ukrainian authorities from international players in the 1st turn, from the U.S., according to polled Last news professionals.
yesterday in the capital of Belarus held another round of talks of the contact group and its subgroups. The main news was the agreement not attached to any documents, to achieve a ceasefire in the Donbass By September 1, the beginning of the new academic year.
However, the contact group was unable to reach agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres, from which negotiators have been waiting for several rounds. The sub-working group on security, the meeting which ended on Thursday, and failed to agree on the document, said first Fins news source close To the negotiations.
review senior scientific worker of the Center of Caucasus and regional security of MGIMO (University) of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Nikolai Silayev, a meeting in the Belarusian capital provided that as long as the guarantors of the Minsk agreements have not had a proper impact on Kiev and He is not ready to implement the consensus.
"There is a sense that as long as traces of international pressure on Kiev to fulfill the Minsk agreement is not essential. Unfortunately, focusing on the results of the negotiations, as long as nothing happened, " - said the expert.
He said that at the meeting of the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine in Berlin have voiced strong support for the Minsk agreements and the call to fulfill them " Without exceptions ", But believes that as long as the results of this meeting are not.
"focusing on negotiations, as long as the Ukrainian side the Minsk package of measures is not going to perform. Concessions and offers from Kiev Donbass does not respond", He added.
according to his statement, this approach Kiev raises questions about whether the meeting in the Normandy format. Answering the question, what Have the opportunity to return to Kiev For the execution of the Minsk agreements, the specialist noted that the pressure required to provide " international Commonwealth in General ".
"Because of the" Minsk-2 " took upon his own shoulders the responsibility for his signing, execution - Germany, France, the Russian Federation. He was confirmed by the resolution the resolution of the UN security Council ", - He explained.
Silaev noticed that the package of measures " is not a set of good intentions, but a set of measures that must be met for a settlement, there is described a real consensus."
the expert believes that the issue of implementation of the Minsk agreements will be discussed at the UN General Assembly to be held in autumn in new York.
"maybe France and Germany will continue to exert pressure occurred would be useful To have those efforts have connected the US," He said.
He drew attention that " those who do not wish to implement the Minsk agreement, offer not freezing, and the escalation of the conflict ".
for its part, the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries Vladimir Zharikhin believes that the pressure on Kiev has occurred provided, as Authorized by the authorities of Ukraine in the negotiations took "not much less constructive position" than before. Anyway, the technician noticed that we should look at the future behavior of the Ukrainian authorities, because " we have repeatedly observed, as Kiev distorts the essence of the agreements reached Nearly opposite ".
"The educational process from European countries in Berlin happened," - said the expert.
But He also believes that pressure from Paris and Berlin is not enough to advance the peace process, as " major sponsor (Kiev - ed.) are much further West ".
"Without the formal involvement of the USA, participation in negotiations, I am afraid that the situation will develop as developing," He explained.
Zharikhin said that North America will participate in the peace process, But indirectly - through the mechanism of consultations between the U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland and Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, But not enough.
"The U.S. must specifically, to directly participate in the guarantees of the Minsk agreements, otherwise they will be non-stop put spokes in the wheel" - said the expert.