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Russia Minsk Agreement

… None of the heads of state and government signed the agreements, but left other representatives of the European antagonists and ceasefire observers and sent a discreet signal that they are not taking full responsibility for the outcome. [Chancellor Angela] Merkel stressed that Putin must put pressure on rebel leaders to sign. I wonder if it is journalism. You ask questions, the interviewee answers, and that`s it. No counter-questions. No, it`s not journalism, it`s propaganda. First of all, it was Kiev, not Moscow, that torpedoed MinskII. The agreement indicated that Kiev had initially revised the Constitution to allow greater autonomy for the eastern regions and that the Ukrainian army would move freely through these regions. As everyone knows, Parliament, full of nationalists and fear of Nazi-led rights, has never revised the Constitution.

Second, it was in Georgia Shakashvili who attacked North Ossetia, not Russia in Georgia. And I`ll stop there, it`s a waste of time to continue commenting on this article. In the midst of a major reduction in violence, following an agreement to resume the implementation of Minsk II concluded on 1 September, the four from Normandy held a meeting on 2 October. At the meeting, it was agreed that the elections will be held in the conflict zone, in accordance with Minsk II. [71] On that date, French President Francois Hollande said that the elections should be postponed to 2016, as it would take three months to prepare them. [71] Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to use his influence to prevent the DPR and LPR from holding early elections. [71] As a result, the DPR and LPR announced on 6 October that their scheduled elections had been postponed to 21 February 2016. [72] Municipal elections in the rest of Ukraine continued on 25 October 2015. After the postponement, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that if OSCE observers verified that the elections scheduled in the separatist regions were in line with Ukrainian law and Minsk II, the “Special Status Act” of those territories would immediately come into force.

[73] In less than five years, a peace agreement negotiated between Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe has been the subject of fierce opposition and anti-Putin theories. All pro-Western candidates for the Ukrainian presidency are critical of the Minsk agreements. How did we get to this point? A second agreement in Minsk on 12 February led to a ceasefire, which is currently mainly due, and to measures to de-escalate the conflict.