The next few days will show whether the Minsk agreement on the suspension of the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine, said on Thursday in an interview to the Latvian radio FM presidency of the EU Council of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s.
"It is clear that the agreement violated in Debaltsevo, But, according to the Ministry, in other places the truce observed. The next days will show viable if Minsk agreement, " said Rinkevich.
according to him, in case the fire on the East of Ukraine will not cease with regard to Russia, will be introduced fresh punishment.
"If the agreement will not be executed, will be followed by the escalation of hostilities, discussion of next steps and punishments. For NATO and EU countries this will be the motive For supplies of arms of Ukraine. But in the case of a contract will be executed, is supposed to be quite hard work for the further resolution of the conflict situation, " said Rinkevich.
for Eastern Ukraine from April 2014 continues with weapons of conflict between controlled Kyiv security forces and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. In Minsk, February 12, the contact group on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine has adopted a document on the complex 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. The ceasefire was observed with the exception of the city Debaltsevo. For city fighting, but during the day on Wednesday Poroshenko said that the operation to withdraw Ukrainian troops from Debaltsevo completed. The parties to the conflict have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce.