Angelina Timofeeva. The last of the Treaty on the establishment of a ceasefire regime in Eastern Ukraine are encouraging, because the number of violations dropped to single said in the first day of the week authorized the Federal government of Germany for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and Eastern partnership Gernot Erler.
The first of September began in Donbass is not only the school year, but another ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed in the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine, which took place on August 26 in Minsk.
"Anyway, we are very pleased that an agreement on the establishment of the ceasefire with the 3rd attempt will be implemented. Now we receive reports about certain violations of the ceasefire, and it gives us some hope, " said Erler in live radio.
Turning to the issue of sanctions, which will be discussed at the meeting of experts in Brussels on the first day of the week, Erler said that "punishment is of no independent significance. "" at a time when the Minsk agreement is implemented, it also opens the way for the lifting of sanctions ", - he said.
now, According to the envoy of the German government, none of the 13 points of the Minsk agreement concluded in February this year, " not fulfilled ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military action 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 began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone, and the exchange of prisoners by the formula " all for all ".