The Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes that the parties are still far from full implementation of the Minsk agreements on ceasefire and a political settlement in Ukraine.
"of course, we are still far from full implementation of the Minsk agreements. It is necessary, unfortunately, to state. I say this to you as a member of the negotiating format, " Normandy format ", where we regularly meet with Ukraine and Russia ", - said Steinmeier at a press conference after the presentation of the priorities of the German presidency in the OSCE in 2016.
The conflict in Ukraine has claimed the lives of about 6, 5 thousand people.