Minsk agreements will stay in force next year, - Minister Lavrov

Minsk agreements will stay in force until they are fully implemented.

This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"There are no doubts the Minsk agreements will stay effective until they are fully implemented," Lavrov said at a press conference after a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders in Berlin on Friday.

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"The need of developing a law on local elections in the Donbas that would be accepted by all parties as well as a period of 90 days after its adoption needed to arrange the electoral process mean we won't cope with all this until the end of the year, and the implementation of the Minsk arrangements is postponed until the next year," the minister said.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n359611