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Natalia Nikonorova commented statements of Ukraine’s representative in the political group

Today’s statement by the Ukraine’s representative in the political group can only be interpreted as a clear refusal by Ukraine to fulfill obligations under the Minsk agreements. Kiev no longer hides its true intentions and unequivocally declares that it is not going to implement the Complex of measures approved by the UN Security Council, namely paragraphs 4 and 11, which clearly prescribe the granting of special status to Donbass and the implementation of constitutional reform in Ukraine. There is a persistent feeling that Ukraine in the political group is represented by people who either did not bother to read the text of the main document of the Minsk package, or could not understand the essence of what was written.

Moreover, Mr. Bessmertniy calls for toughening the blockade of the Republics from the Ukrainian party. Such rhetoric not only runs counter to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Complex of measures, but also gives every reason to talk about the completely inhumane and overtly hostile attitude of the Ukrainian authorities towards ordinary civilians, since it comes from an officially appointed representative of the Ukraine’s party.

Kiev goes too far in its blatant disregard for not only the Donbass people, but also the entire world community represented by the United Nations, which, by its resolution of February 17, 2015 No. 2202, confirmed the status of the Complex of measures as an international normative act.

We strongly recommend the Ukrainian authorities to stop repeatedly for 5 years filling the media space with unsubstantiated statements and believe that this will help them avoid the implementation of the Complex of measures. Ukraine should finally understand the simple fact that the Minsk agreements are to be implemented regardless of whether they want it or not.

Today’s statement by the Ukraine’s representative in the political group can only be interpreted as a clear refusal by Ukraine to fulfill obligations under the Minsk agreements. Kiev no longer hides its true intentions and unequivocally declares that it is not going to implement the Complex of measures approved by the UN Security Council, namely paragraphs 4 and 11, which clearly prescribe the granting of special status to Donbass and the implementation of constitutional reform in Ukraine. There is a persistent feeling that Ukraine in the political group is represented by people who either did not bother to read the text of the main document of the Minsk package, or could not understand the essence of what was written.

Moreover, Mr. Bessmertniy calls for toughening the blockade of the Republics from the Ukrainian party. Such rhetoric not only runs counter to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Complex of measures, but also gives every reason to talk about the completely inhumane and overtly hostile attitude of the Ukrainian authorities towards ordinary civilians, since it comes from an officially appointed representative of the Ukraine’s party.

Kiev goes too far in its blatant disregard for not only the Donbass people, but also the entire world community represented by the United Nations, which, by its resolution of February 17, 2015 No. 2202, confirmed the status of the Complex of measures as an international normative act.

We strongly recommend the Ukrainian authorities to stop repeatedly for 5 years filling the media space with unsubstantiated statements and believe that this will help them avoid the implementation of the Complex of measures. Ukraine should finally understand the simple fact that the Minsk agreements are to be implemented regardless of whether they want it or not.