Implementation of the Minsk agreement on resolving the situation in Ukraine is quite fast, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"the story is about to speak with one voice on the issue of implementation of those agreements we reached in Minsk. It is only a shadow of hope, but we must do everything to turn them from the shadows of hope into reality. So that we not only strengthen European security, but also a good cooperation with Russia. This could be the first step, although as long as the progress in the implementation is quite slow, " said Merkel at a press conference in Berlin.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began almost 5, 7 thousands of civilians. The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, parties blame each other in violation of the "silence mode" and reported that they only return fire. Kiev is considering an appeal to the UN and the EU on the introduction of Donbass peacekeepers.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.