The Kremlin has called on Kiev and the “people of Donbass” to perform the Minsk agreement

Dmitry Peskov

To fulfill Minsk agreements are Ukraine and the Donbass, not Russia, said the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He said this in an interview with BBC News, extracts from which leads RIA Novosti.

“We are not a country which should implement the Minsk agreements, and the country that should ensure their implementation, together with France and Germany. The Minsk agreements must be respected by Kiev and the people of the Donbass”, — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia.

In response, the source Peskov said that the mentioned “people of Donbass” acting in accordance with the instructions of Moscow. “We carry a certain influence, but we can’t ask them to die,” retorted the representative of the Kremlin.

January 19, Peskov said that has no information about the costs of Russian support for the breakaway republics of Donbass. “Humanitarian assistance is provided, but what sums there is a speech, can not say”, — he noted. According to the press Secretary of the President, it is incorrect to say that the Luhansk and Donetsk people’s Republic are maintained at the expense of the Russian state.

In February 2015 the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have signed a package of measures to implement the Minsk agreements. In the document, in particular, spelled out the cease-fire holding in Ukraine of the constitutional reform, the holding of elections in the Donbass (this and many other aspects of the peace settlement, implementation of which is assigned to Kiev, not yet implemented).

The fighting in the South-East of Ukraine began in the spring of 2014, after the Kiev government attempted to suppress statements in the region. Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of involvement in the conflict. Russia denies the charges, citing a lack of evidence.