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 Russian Federation and Russia-backed terrorists violate Minsk II - Klimkin

The Russian Federation together with the “DPR” and “LPR” terrorists it supports do not observe in full the cease-fire deal reached in Minsk.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in Paris, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"We do not see due compliance [with the agreement - ed.] by the Donetsk and Luhansk [terrorists - ed.], as well as by the Russian side. There is no complete withdrawal of heavy equipment by the "DPR" and "LPR". There is also no efficient monitoring of this process by the OSCE observers in a number of areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions," he said.

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However, the ministers have registered progress in general. "We continue to notice certain progress in the implementation of Minsk deal at the local level," Fabius said, adding that much more efforts need to be made. The foreign ministers intend to discuss this issue in Berlin during next meeting of the Normandy Four on Monday, April 13.

"I am very glad that four ministers intend to meet on Monday to discuss the cease-fire situation, withdrawal of troops, as well as Ukrainian initiative to strengthen Minsk cease-fire deal and achieve real de-escalation," Klimkin said.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n331941