Poroshenko accused Putin of failure of the Minsk agreements


Peter, Porosencova: Ivan Kovalenko / “Kommersant»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin did not deliver on promises. This opinion he expressed in an interview with German newspaper Bild, the press service of Poroshenko.

“The whole world knows that the Russian President does not comply with the assumed commitments. Always, when he wants, he contributes another escalation [of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine],” said the President of Ukraine.

Poroshenko claims that Moscow may at any time to try to aggravate the situation in the Donbass. “Putin in the Ukraine army, that at any moment he can contribute to the aggravation of the situation, if he pleases. I once told the Chancellor [of Germany Angela] Merkel: You can imagine that in the East of Ukraine is now more tanks than there is in the presence of the Bundeswehr? On this small territory there are 600 tanks,” he said.

The Ukrainian leader spoke about the details of signing in February 2015 Minsk agreements, which must be resolved armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. “In Minsk, we spent 19 hours without sleep, without food. Then an agreement was reached, which would not have happened without the support of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. We, Ukrainians, are very grateful for this, because the situation then was very complicated,” — said the President of Ukraine, adding that after concluding agreements in the area of conflict has killed 824 people.

“Putin always happy when somewhere there are at least some signs of political instability. It is the instability is what he is trying to create everywhere, where there is democracy”, — said Poroshenko.

The Minsk agreement was signed in February of 2015, members of the “channel four” (the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine). In the document, in particular, stipulates a ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the holding of elections in the Donbass, and the legislative recognition of the special status of the region.

The armed confrontation in the Donbass caused a coup in Ukraine, have been ongoing since April 2014. Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of aggressive intentions and involvement in the fighting in the region. In response to the constantly points to the lack of evidence and emphasizes that it is not involved in Ukraine’s internal conflict.

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