Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union believes that full implementation of the Minsk agreements transfer to Kiev observations on the Ukrainian side of the Russian-Ukrainian border, told correspondents senior Commissioner of the European Union.
before a high-ranking source in the EU, told reporters that the conference of the European Union on Thursday the head of the European Council Donald Tusk will offer to save penalties in connection with the crisis in Ukraine prior to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"Full implementation of the Minsk agreements - This is the moment when the Ukrainian soldiers or guards will be to keep control of the border between Ukraine and Russia. The separatists have agreed, because That's bound to happen at the end of December, " said EU Commissioner, who wished to remain anonymous.
for its part, the other EU Commissioner said that the conference leaders will confirm the link between the implementation of the Minsk agreements and sanctions against Russia, which expires at the end of July." Question - How strong to make the connection between full implementation of the Minsk agreement (and sanctions). How automatic it will be. The arguments in favor of very strong ties are strong enough, according to them, the last paragraph of the plan is to transfer the borders in the East under the supervision of the Ukrainian authorities. It is planned only at the beginning of winter. This is a test of whether Russia is ready to perform the contract, at this point we learn that the contract is fulfilled, " he said.
first against Russia, the West has imposed a series of sanctions, because the Ukrainian Authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict, not privy to the events in the Southeast and is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis. As was stated by the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, Kyiv must agree on the issue of monitoring on the border with breakaway militia Luhansk and Donetsk national republics.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of Ukrainian settlement fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, under 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, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of a "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.