The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini made the so-called Freudian slip, speaking of the Minsk agreements. On Saturday, February 18, informs TV channel REN TV.
According to the head of the foreign Ministry, the reservation Mogherini that the EU “will have to wait until Russia will concede,” depart from Minsk agreements, carries a hidden meaning. The phrase contains a hint of the authorities of the European Union that Kiev is behaving correctly during the conflict in the Donbass, Lavrov explained.
Mogherini during her speech at the Munich security conference, also said that Western sanctions against Russia will remain in place as long as Moscow is not fully fulfilling the Minsk agreement, reports TASS.
The politician noted that the European Union is interested in maintaining international support for these agreements. “If you talk about assistance in the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, we are working on some ideas, we discuss them with France, Germany, Ukraine, Russian friends,” said Mogherini.
Earlier on Saturday, Vice-President Mike Pence declared that Washington still holds Russia responsible for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The Minsk agreements — a document approved at the summit in Minsk in February 2015 leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia in the format “Norman Quartet.” Its goal is the de-escalation of the armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The West is constantly laying on Moscow responsibility for the implementation of the agreements and associates with it the lifting of sanctions imposed over the Ukrainian crisis. Russia has repeatedly said that is not a party to the conflict and therefore the responsibility for the implementation of the agreements shall not be.