Lavrov said about the failure to Kiev Minsk agreements

Sergei Lavrov

Kiev still does not fulfill the conditions of the Minsk agreements, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov in interview to TV channel “Mir 24”.

“We have great concern what is happening with the implementation of the Minsk agreements. First of all, as a result of sabotage by Kiev authorities, there are many examples,” he said, adding that violations of the agreements have “enough” reports of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE.

“However, President Putin said — and Chancellor Merkel, among other things, that, despite all this, the alternative to the Minsk agreements, we now can’t see anything more constructive now to develop will fail,” Lavrov said. He noted that the authorities of both countries need to continue to work within the framework of the Normandy format.

On may 2, the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the meeting in Sochi the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated the stalling of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. “Russia and Germany no clear understanding of how to give impetus to Kiev on the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, — said Peskov.

The Minsk agreement is the document agreed in February 2015 leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in the format “Norman Quartet.” It is aimed at de-escalation of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.