GENERICO.ruWorldThe Kremlin demanded from the West to urge Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements

The Kremlin demanded from the West to urge Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements


MOSCOW, Dec 13 The Kremlin would like to see a call from the West for Kiev to fulfill its obligations on Minsk-2 and stop provocations, and the situation in southeastern Ukraine can only be resolved through direct contacts between Kiev and the DPR and LPR, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. If we are talking about the need for de-escalation in Ukraine, we want to see some calls to Kiev to stop provocative activities on the demarcation line. But, unfortunately, we do not see any appeals to Kiev. And even more we would welcome nevertheless, a call to Kiev to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements. And even more, we welcomed the call to Kiev to show that a peaceful settlement of this internal Ukrainian problem is uncontested, and that it is possible only through the establishment of a direct dialogue between Kiev and representatives of the self-proclaimed republics. But, unfortunately, we see such statements as well, “Peskov said. Zakharova called the actions of the G7 in Ukraine erroneous. According to the agency, discussions on this issue at the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 countries in Liverpool “corresponded” to the position of US President Joe Biden. An unnamed State Department official told the agency that while the US administration did not publicly state the potential costs to Russia, if necessary, measures against Moscow would be implemented very quickly. The American official expressed confidence that “a wide group of countries, including other G7 countries” will join the response measures in this scenario. The summit of foreign ministers of the G7 countries was held in Liverpool from December 11 to 12. The head of the Luxembourg Foreign Ministry diagnosed the “coma” of the Minsk agreementsMoscow's relations with Kiev and the West worsened, including against the background of the situation in Donbass, where Kiev in 2014 launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR. The Ukrainian authorities and Western countries have repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine. Moscow denied all accusations, stating that the Russian Federation is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict. Earlier, the Russian president said that Russia is often accused of “non-fulfillment” of the Minsk agreements, but they cannot formulate what specifically, this also applies to the LPR and DPR. According to him, “nowhere in the Minsk agreements does it say that Russia is a party to the conflict,” “we have never agreed with this and will not agree,” “we are not.” Russia, in response to accusations from the West, stated that it was not threatening anyone and is not going to attack anyone. Peskov commented on the possibility of introducing new sanctions against Russia

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