As was expected, Ukraine’s parliament has stepped back from the framework and agreement hammered out in Minsk last month.
Granting special status to parts of the DPR and the LPR was one of major points of Minsk 2, signed by both Kiev authorities and independence supporters in February.
It should come as no surprise that the Ukrainian Parliament has taken a decision to declare parts of Ukraine’s Donbas region “occupied territories”…which is a clear violation of the agreements reached in Minsk.
After waging a year long civil war on their own people to the East…asking nazi’s to admit that the very citizens they tried to exterminate have agency and human rights is too much to swallow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is now working the diplomatic channels with France and Germany to press Kiev to adhere to the agreements it committed to.
Sputnik News Agency reports…
On Tuesday, Poroshenko and the Ukrainian parliament made several decisions on the status of the country’s eastern regions. The parliament decided to postpone the long-awaited decision of giving the two eastern regions special status until elections under Ukrainian law are held. Verkhovna Rada also declared areas under the control of the DPR and LPR “temporarily occupied.”
“The Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian parliament] made decisions, proposed by [President Petro] Poroshenko, which essentially rewrite the agreement, or, to put it simply, grossly violate them,” [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei] Lavrov said at a joint press conference with Gabonese Foreign Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet.
Kiev neglected that, in accordance with the Minsk deal, there should be dialogue with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics on holding local elections, according to the Russian minister. “Nobody even tried to do this,” he said.
Lavrov added that he had contacted his counterparts in Germany and France to draw their attention to the “blatant violations of the very first steps of the Minsk political package.”
Will Merkel and Hollande honor their commitment to Minsk 2, or will they fall back in line with the US policy of chaos and war in Ukraine?
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