Alexey Bogdanovsky. The white house sees an opportunity for the implementation of the Minsk agreements in the coming months, said the first day of the week, Ben Rhodes, 1st Deputy assistant to the President for national security.
According to Rhodes, what is happening in Ukraine is a "bloody war. "" there is a possibility in the next few months to fully realize the diplomatic process that was initiated in Minsk to resolve (conflict). I think, because it would be an important step towards the restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty, at least in Eastern Ukraine and stabilize the situation, " said Rhodes.
according to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline.