Klimkin: Minsk agreements not reached deadlock (PHOTO)

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin states that Minsk agreements on the settlement of the situation in Donbas have not reached a deadlock, but Russia deliberately ignores all security arrangements.

12 July 2016 12:08

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine believes that Russia ignores security solutions absolutely consciously. Such a statement was made by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a press conference on Monday, July 11, according to a QHA correspondent.

“It is not the Minsk agreements that have reached a deadlock. We have a problem with Russia’s reluctance to implement any security arrangements. Russia makes it absolutely deliberately, to create a quasi-Russian protectorate in Donbas and integrate this protectorate in Ukraine,” Klimkin said.

According to the minister, in such a way the aggressor country seeks to destabilize the situation in Ukraine.

During the press conference Klimkin also told about the road map for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which should include steps to ensure the safety of the Donbas and unlimited access of the special representatives of the OSCE Monitoring Mission to the temporarily occupied territories.

“The logic of the road map, we want to co-create, is the need to clearly define the sequence of steps, especially in the field of security. This applies both to the cease-fire, and especially, withdrawal of Russian forces. And, of course, giving permission for the OSCE Special Mission to effectively control the territory in Donbas,” he stated.