Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of member countries of the European Union met in Luxembourg to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements, But not going to make any certain decisions in this regard, said the Ministers reporters before the meetings.
"We will discuss whether Russia is doing to support the Minsk Treaty, to ensure that the Russian Federation will implement the consensus. Differently, we will need to discuss the extension of sanctions against Russia, economic sanctions. But I hope that Russia will show responsibility, and the Minsk agreement will be made during the current year ", - said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Denmark, Christian Jensen before the meetings.
for its part, the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulh?nek said that " the Question is to conduct a Frank exchange of views "." We will undoubtedly discuss the events in Ukraine, in the East. I don't expect today making any decisions, " he told reporters.
foreign Minister of Poland Grzegorz Schetyna said that he expects the meeting " data talks, Minsk format, About the peace talks and the next stages of the situation in Eastern Ukraine "." I'm open, We hope that We will consistently follow in the right direction, " concluded the head of the Polish foreign Ministry.
before the Russian President Vladimir Putin said that amendments to the Constitution must be made in dialogue with Donbass, But nothing like this until does not occur." This is the most significant fundamental thing. If We are talking about the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements ", - noted Putin.
The authorities DND and LNR had previously explained that the appointment date of the local elections due to the fact that Kiev is in the hands of individual adopted the law " On local elections ", not agreeing with them, which does not comply with the Minsk agreements. According to the Minsk agreements, local elections in Donbas must be held according to the agreed with the self-proclaimed republics of the law, and after fastening in the Constitution of a special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 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.