Maria Zakharova Photo: Vitaly Belousov / RIA Novosti
Moscow remains committed to the Minsk agreements, despite the desire of the breakaway republics of Donbass to join the Russian Federation. This is the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in an interview Telegram-channel “Defrocked”.
“I can pereotsenit: we are committed to the Minsk agreements”, — said Zakharov in response to the request of Yulia Dorenko to comment on the words of the head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) on joining Russia. The MFA representative noted that, in answering this question, it can not behave as in private conversations and to talk “on the subject of “let’s tell fortunes” or “let’s scatter map. According to her, this is the official position, which is to implement the Minsk agreement.
The desire of the breakaway republics to join the Russia Zakharov connects with the aggressive rhetoric of the Ukrainian officials. “the more in Kiev will be calls to violent actions, for the destruction of what they call terrorists, the more relevant statements,” she said, stressing that Russia insists on the full reintegration of Donbass in Ukraine with an absolute respect for the rights of the population of the region.
To solve the crisis trying with the Minsk agreements, which in February 2015 has been agreed by the leaders of “Norman Quartet” — the diplomatic group composed of representatives of Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine on settling the situation in Donbas. They, in particular, stipulate an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, start a dialogue about the local elections, the adoption of a law prohibiting the prosecution and punishment of individuals involved in the conflict, the resumption of payment of pensions, as well as document on the special status of the region.
During the military operation conducted by the Ukrainian authorities against the breakaway republics, none of the signed agreements have not actually been executed.
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