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Tired of Ukraine Europe sluggishly requires the implementation of the Minsk agreements

The first day of the 52 th Munich Security Conference (February 12) coincided with the anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine (Minsk-2). Opening the conference, its chairman, German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, called the war in Syria and the incessant flow of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa, which swept Europe, the main security challenges in the world. Ischinger assessed the situation in the world as the worst since the end of the Cold War, and called for solving the accumulated problems through dialogue.

Tired of Ukraine Europe sluggishly requires the implementation of the Minsk agreements

Ukrainian tankers are waiting for the team again?

Wolfgang Ischinger did not mention Ukraine among the priorities of the forum. Approximately also the newspaper The Security Times - a special edition of the conference. She placed an article about Ukraine in the depth of the issue - on the seventh page. Unlike in previous years, when The Security Times made it possible for Ukrainian politicians and experts to roam on their lanes, this time the author of the publication was former US Ambassador to Kiev Stephen Peifer.

The American made a definite conclusion: in order to fulfill the conditions of the Minsk-2 agreement, it is necessary to continue the pressure on all parties to the conflict. Pifer called it unlikely the fulfillment of all points of the Minsk agreements, but considered it real to achieve de-escalation in Ukraine.

The question is not idle. A year after the signing of the Minsk agreements, peace in the east of Ukraine did not come. Even the cease-fire regime is not maintained, from which the implementation of Minsk-2 should have begun. Here is a picture of the last time. “In total, from February 1 to 7 punishers bombarded the territory of the DPR 882 times, including heavy weapons - the 770 times,” said the representative of the DPR Defense Ministry Edward Basurin. "Russian terrorists (this is the Kiev meme of the militia - GG) for 10 in February 50 fired at the forces of the antiterrorist operation once", retorted from the Ukrainian headquarters of the ATO.

Meanwhile, in the roadmap for the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict already 13 points. There are, inter alia, an immediate and comprehensive cease-fire, the withdrawal by both sides of all heavy weapons to equal distances, and the creation of a security zone. Ukraine should remove the economic and financial blockade from the self-proclaimed republics, release all hostages and illegally detained persons and exchange them on the principle of “all for all”. The Minsk Agreement obliges to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine all foreign armed formations, military equipment, and also mercenaries. Disarm all illegal groups.

These are the most important events. For example, the withdrawal of weapons should have been made within two weeks after the conclusion of the agreement, then (at the latest on the fifth day after the withdrawal) to exchange prisoners on the principle of “all for all”.

As we see from the picks of the parties presented above, over the past year the situation has changed little. The shelling continues. Moreover, on February 12, the day of the opening of the Munich Security Conference, the head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, at a press conference in Donetsk, said (I quote from REGNUM): “Today, there is only one contact line tanks concentrated more than 500 units, about 90 thousand soldiers. Ukraine at any time can start conducting hostilities. Why doesn't she start? I think she’s just finishing mobilization and waiting for the best weather conditions. "

In the absence of political commitment

Experts attribute the militant mood of Kiev to the recent crisis in the country. Ukrainian politicians are now considering the war as a salvation from the current situation. They hope that hostilities in the East will distract people from pressing problems and in some ways even unite them in the face of the “aggressor”.

In the aggressors, Ukraine recorded Russia. It happened right after Minsk. Then, as we remember, the leaders of the "Norman Four" only agreed on a Declaration in support of the Set of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements adopted by the Contact Group to resolve the situation in Ukraine. At the final press conference before the journalists waved paper with printed text, uncertified heads of state. Vladimir Putin then said that there is an oral agreement of the "Norman Four", and that is enough. But the Complex of Measures itself was signed by the Contact Group, in which there were representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE, the leaders of the self-proclaimed republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky.

This conflict, when the leaders of the “Norman group” essentially abstained from political obligations, allowed the Ukrainian leaders to interpret the signature of the Russian representative in the Contact Group as belonging to Russia to one of the parties to the conflict.

On the new topic, Kiev propagandists and politicians were in full swing. She also liked the West - an extra reason to crush Russia. So they started playing with it that they didn’t even notice the manipulations of Kiev blocking the Minsk agreements. Well, it would apply only to Russia and the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. In fact, in the center of Europe a steady hotbed of tensions has formed, from which the circles poison the entire political and social atmosphere of the continent.

Now the mood of politicians began to change. They talked about responsibility for the implementation of the Minsk agreements of all parties to the conflict. Such a message was heard, as we see, in the already mentioned article by Stephen Peifer. Many foreign partners of Russia have become more aware of the true causes of the Ukrainian crisis. This was confirmed last week by Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, in a big interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He noted that lately foreign diplomats have shown greater awareness of the domestic political changes in Ukraine and realize that many processes in this country are influenced by neo-Nazi radical groups. The sensational film about Euromaidan by French director Paul Moreira “Ukraine. Masks of the revolution.

Vitaly Churkin now uses the film as a kind of visual aid. Advises representatives of other states to see this documentary truth about civil conflict in Ukraine. American and European politicians attached a hand to it. It was they who endorsed the 2014 th agreement between President Yanukovych and the opposition in February and refused their guarantees the next day. In Minsk, President Poroshenko did not sign anything. Understood: in the absence of specific commitments there will be more opportunities for political maneuvers.

Donbass develops foreign trade

These maneuvers have so far brought only a dead end. In Ukraine, they quickly realized: the refusal of the “Norman four” to undertake specific obligations — a blank check to Kiev for any actions. Therefore, it is not at all necessary to make concessions to the Donbas or even to negotiate with the leaders of the self-proclaimed republics. Instead of an internal conflict, it is much easier to imagine external aggression, asking for money, help, and weapons. The West has not refused anything. Even the fundamental rules of the International Monetary Fund were amended to continue financing Ukraine during the period of its actual default.

It did not lead to the resolution of the conflict, it only increased corruption, aggravated the crisis in society, disorganized the government of the country. In the end, Kiev lost the trust of its patrons. And this is the main reason for the decline in interest in Ukraine, and not the relevance of other international problems that explain Europe’s current inattention to Ukrainian affairs and even increasing pressure from Western partners.

Once the head of the IMF, favored by Ukraine, Christine Lagarde is now "concerned about the slow progress" that Ukraine is demonstrating in the fight against corruption. Apparently, the West was tired of aimlessly financing Kiev, and Lagarde changed her tone.

“I am concerned about the slow progress Ukraine demonstrates in improving government administration, in fighting corruption and in reducing the influence of vested interests on politics,” the head of the IMF now says. “In the absence of noticeable efforts to give a new impetus to reforms and the fight against corruption, it’s hard to imagine that the IMF-supported program will continue and be successful.”

By inertia, Western politicians require Kiev to fulfill the Minsk agreements, but they do it sluggishly, without past interest, as if they no longer believe in an acceptable result for Europeans. The confirmation of this was the meeting of the foreign ministers of the countries of the "Norman Four", which took place on Saturday on the fields of the Munich conference.

The meeting was lightning fast and to no avail. After her, the Russian minister, Sergei Lavrov, did not communicate with journalists. Ukrainian Pavel Klimkin called the last meeting "coordination", and he expects a full-format meeting in early March. The head of the German Foreign Ministry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was full of pessimism. He noted that the Ukrainian crisis will not be resolved in the near future. “We are still very far from resolving the conflict,” said Steinmeier.

Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass are building their new economy, slowly overcoming the difficulties of the Kiev blockade. Last year, the geography of foreign trade in the Donetsk People's Republic expanded to 53 countries of the world, and the main partner here is the Russian Federation. This was stated by the Acting Minister of Economic Development of the DPR Victoria Romanyuk. Referring to the data of the customs department, Romanyuk reported that in 2015, the republic imported 3,5 million tons of goods worth 42,3 billion rubles. In total imports dominated the supply of food products - 58,5 percent. Expanded export opportunities DNR. Only from April to December of last year, the republic sold 1,4 million tons of products worth 11,3 billion rubles abroad. In the structure of exports - metals and products from them, mineral products, food products.

While European diplomats and politicians are trying to understand the true intentions of the Ukrainian authorities, the republics of Donbass are developing the economy. For this they need a reliable and lasting peace. However, like the whole of Ukraine, also pretty tired from the war, political and economic uncertainty. But while in front of European observers, she rolled out hundreds of tanks to the Donbass. It seems that the Minsk agreements will remain a thing in themselves instead of responsible political obligations ...
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  1. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 15 February 2016 07: 01 New
    Tired of Ukraine Europe languidly requires the implementation of the Minsk agreements
    And why should they fuss now, all that was needed was already taken request
    1. The black
      The black 15 February 2016 07: 10 New
      The European Union is most afraid that Ukraine, which has already spent most of the IMF loan in the amount of $ 17 billion, will ask for the same amount this year laughing
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 15 February 2016 07: 32 New
        Quote: Black
        The European Union is most afraid that Ukraine, which has already spent most of the IMF loan in size, will ask for the same amount this year laughing

        Yeah, right now. They will give a little, so that the Ukrainians do not bend. And what Ms. Lagarde will answer the question about $ 17 billion, I think it’s clear
        1. cniza
          cniza 15 February 2016 08: 11 New
          They made the porridge, and they will force Russia to disentangle it, it will not work, we will distribute "spoons" to everyone.
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        3. avt
          avt 15 February 2016 10: 26 New
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          They will give a little, so that the Ukrainians do not bend.

          Well, yes - they will give to the war, no more.
      2. Voha_krim
        Voha_krim 15 February 2016 08: 47 New
        Ukraine is called Nenka in vain: there is nothing maternal in it, and the situation around the Donbass has clearly shown this. And it looks like Square on a walking woman, hopelessly dreaming of becoming a containment of a rich lover, while she is terribly jealous.
      3. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan 15 February 2016 09: 27 New
        Wow. Really someone gave 17 hunters lard? Some kind of madness.
      4. avt
        avt 15 February 2016 10: 35 New
        Quote: Black
        The European Union is most afraid that Ukraine, which has already spent most of the IMF loan in the amount of $ 17 billion, will ask for the same amount this year

        In fact, they didn’t give them the promised 3-odd yard last year, and if they don’t give it in the near future, then the actual project “Ukraine” can be safely renamed “Walk Maidan”, which they have been told for a LONG time - there will be no possibility the Kiev budget, regional oligarchs will pupate their regions and will skins inside and don't give a damn about Kiev, here's to you, in fact, federalization, moreover, wild, and there, in the presence of an embittered and embroiled population, but practically knocked together into regional gangs, ready fuel for confederalization with feudal wars between oligarchs. Do you suppose bent out of anger? Well, to all Svidomo and about that, I can only wish to remember the spacecraft the same Benya captured Odessa and in Kiev Naftogaz fought off and ONLY US AMBASSADOR could stop him! Again, I can advise you to refresh the statement of the leaders of Transcarpathia, at the beginning of the "glorious deeds", that they will live quietly controlling transit, and everything, including hydrocarbons, but smuggling is generally a kind of subsidiary farm. laughing But the funniest thing is that by restructuring the debt to the Rothschilds from Franklin Templetone, well, in fact, postponing payments, they thereby cut off lending, since loans were used to pay off interest and the debt itself, practically without going to Ukraine. laughing In fact, they did the same thing with them as with Russia before the GDP, everyone can be convinced of this by dropping a little more, not getting stuck on Magnitsky and "human rights" howling on it, but to see what and how, under Browder's leadership, all this shobla was doing and how they broke off the business on the air.
      5. lactris
        lactris 15 February 2016 14: 53 New
        Soros said 40bn. necessary, Ukrainians at 40 and count. Europe turned out to be fisted simple))
        1. avt
          avt 15 February 2016 17: 22 New
          Quote: Lactris
          Soros said 40bn.

          smile A check for 40 billion was needed in 2013. Today it’s like a dead poultice - you don’t have enough to pay off your debts, you need at least as much to get to nothing, but at least cover the Eurobonds of the public debt with a fig sheet from shame.
    2. Enot-poloskun
      Enot-poloskun 15 February 2016 07: 29 New
      Is Europe tired of Ukraine? Maybe Viagra toss them?)))

      But seriously ... Every migrant refugee will now alienate Europe, and - take Ukraine into the background.
    3. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 15 February 2016 07: 33 New
      It is said that US President Barack Obama is going to visit Kiev. Maybe at least he will say to the Ukrainian leadership those very cherished words - Hold on, duopak! Although, of course, there is little hope for this. But someone has to pronounce them.
      1. oldzek
        oldzek 15 February 2016 08: 23 New
        only IV was capable of this so where is it?
      2. Inprom 62
        Inprom 62 15 February 2016 08: 47 New
        I think this picture says a lot!
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 15 February 2016 10: 45 New
        Quote: Voha_krim
        It is said that US President Barack Obama is going to visit Kiev. Maybe, at least he will say to the Ukrainian leadership those very cherished words - Take it easy, dupak! Although, of course, there is little hope for this. But someone has to pronounce them.

        He will try to kick them in the direction of decentralization and federalization i.e. will confirm what Biden told them a month ago
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 15 February 2016 10: 51 New
      But should it ever end? .. just how? ..
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 February 2016 07: 12 New
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde is now “concerned about slow progress,”

    The mericatos will be given to her before the election and again she will have good Ukrainians. This political prostitute, like the whole rotting geyropa. Remember Hollande rode to Russia after the terrorist attacks in Paris? And now he demands to stop the bombing ... There is no faith, to these fellow soldiers.
    1. 2С5
      2С5 15 February 2016 07: 33 New
      ... then she made big, surprised eyes, admiring the incredible development of the X-XL economy, and now what, the temporary clouding of mind will blame everything on optical illusion? Duc neh "th to such impressionable and hysterical young ladies on such posts to do! And Hollande-vapsche proshma railway station ... they tama in geyrop, finally what place do they think? If they all reared up together, then no shsha decree to them, but they, I apologize, titties crumple ... apparently weaned tolerasts without external control to exist negative
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 February 2016 07: 20 New
    Tired of Ukraine Europe languidly requires the implementation of the Minsk agreements

    Well noted by the author, which is sluggish. Yes, and does it require at all, so it imitates what they are obliged to do. In addition, the rhetoric of both Merkel and Hollande in relation to Russia has become more stringent and biased.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 15 February 2016 07: 23 New
    It looks like the conflict is "freezing" .. Europe .. but not ukrohuntoy .. from all these guano can be expected ..
  5. gergi
    gergi 15 February 2016 07: 26 New
    Give money to Great Dill, gayrop reptiles! What do you feel sorry for? Yaytsenyuh Parasha malnourished!
  6. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 15 February 2016 07: 39 New
    They are all there sluggish. Only in words thunder and lightning are thrown. But in fact:

    Sluggishly require. Sluggishly, wearing women's skirts, struggling with migration. Sluggish Lithuanian draftees sluggishly fled from Lithuania.
    Sluggishly fighting terrorists - both in Syria and within Europe. Sluggishly persuade Great Brian to stay in the EU.
    Sluggishly persuading the Dutch to vote pro-Ukrainian. Sluggishly looking for "Putin agentsRotten Polish apples are sluggishly contemplated. Sluggish mold is grown on French cheeses in places. "temporary storage".

    Indecision is a synonym for the EU.
  7. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 15 February 2016 07: 54 New
    Ukrainians behave like a child who was given a finger suck, and he is ready to grab a five. But, when this five fingers sluggishly formed a fig, they started yelling that they were being offended.
  8. Erg
    Erg 15 February 2016 08: 59 New
    Yes, everything is "normal". The first stage of the operation "POC Ukraine" has been successfully completed. The retreats (Crimea and Donbass) are paid. The territory is ready for the second stage. But for now, Uncle Sam has more important things to do - not to miss the Middle East. Ukraine was sent to the "bench", everything is under control there. The processes launched by the "democrats", although not quickly, will finally finish off one by one.
  9. Dam
    Dam 15 February 2016 09: 12 New
    Sluggish Europe is the next victim. It will be ruined by migrants and US-oriented leaders. Nothing personal just business. Set fire to Russia did not work, the next log in the bonfire is Europe. Inadvertently a pig was fattened for so many years, it's time to cut
  10. Cap.Morgan
    Cap.Morgan 15 February 2016 09: 24 New
    I note that for Russia the situation with Ukraine is another reason to rally in the face of the enemy.
    Having won tactically in Ukraine, the Americans suffered a strategic defeat in Russia. First of all, ideological.
  11. engineer
    engineer 15 February 2016 09: 28 New
    everything is according to Uncle Sema’s plan. Ukraine is torn from Russia and will be de-industrialized and seized by Western corporations. The economies of Russia and Europe are weakened, trade relations are broken. Uncle Sam made a profit.
  12. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 15 February 2016 10: 03 New
    Europe is already tired of the Kiev camarilla. We still have to wait a bit until the Ukrainian people get tired of the pro-American puppet power. And then everything will return to square one ...
  13. Scud
    Scud 15 February 2016 10: 36 New
    Ukrobenderovsky Nazism in dill, in its pathological hatred of Russia, destroys dill itself. They already forgot or don’t remember that in 2005 Romania wrecked most of the Black Sea. This was during the first maidown. In the second, Crimea, Donbas and Lugansk left. Many in Ukraine itself because of their stupidity do not want to see this, but blaming Russia for all the troubles.
  14. Egoza
    Egoza 15 February 2016 10: 41 New
    "Ukraine must officially recognize the existence of the Russian-Ukrainian war, to get the support of the international community, writes Free Press.
    Roman Bessmertny, the representative of Ukraine in the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group at the talks in Minsk, said this in an interview with the Ukrainian Tizden magazine. "
    See here for more details -
    I would not be surprised if they take such a step, relying on Europa and NATO. How many days will this war take? Yeah, a couple of weeks. But the "Minsk issue" will be finally resolved.
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 15 February 2016 12: 34 New
      They already wanted to declare war on Russia twice, it was Europa and NATO that they cheated on their head laughing Like, don’t think about it! laughing
  15. EDP
    EDP 15 February 2016 10: 53 New
    Yes, Ukraine has only to declare war on Russia, and surrender in 10 minutes. The most worthy exit for Nenko. But we will determine the conditions for surrender.
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 15 February 2016 12: 37 New
      Yeah ... They announced, and suddenly, after ten minutes, the right-wingers will cut the telephone cable, and the Islyamovites will explode the satellite dish? And then what? laughing And in half an hour it will be too late to surrender laughing
  16. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 15 February 2016 11: 44 New
    A set of measures to implement the Minsk agreements signed The contact group, which included representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE, leaders of the self-proclaimed republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky.

    This collisionWhen leaders of the "Norman group" essentially abstained from political obligations allowed Ukrainian leaders to interpret the signature of the Russian representative in the Contact Group as Russia's affiliation to one of the parties to the conflict.

    This is what the slightest mistake means ... Prove now that you are not a party to the conflict ... Can't you? Follow the agreements.
  17. iouris
    iouris 15 February 2016 13: 12 New
    Let me remind you that the border of Europe passes along the Ural River.
    Should be clarified. The term "Europe" here means "Non-Russia".
    The term "Ukraine" means "Protivorossiya".
    If Europe is pursuing a policy of supporting Ukraine, then what are the reasons to assert that Europe is "tired" of Ukraine?
    Europe is tired of itself. But Europe cannot stop being what it was turned into. And what has Russia ("Non-Europe") to do with it?
  18. The gentleman
    The gentleman 15 February 2016 13: 34 New
    another Maidan will bring the country to its senses. I believe that it is necessary to wait for the Maidan this year, there will be blood (the chocolate leader will not want to just leave). the people will simply take it and take it all away, the army will not go against it (adequate military men), the Natsiks will go underground and will not go out
  19. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 15 February 2016 14: 44 New
    many rot in Ukraine and Ukraine Khan
  20. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 15 February 2016 14: 50 New
    An old, shabby and barren lady who had long lost her moral character wants at least someone to do something with her. So he demands from the impotent alcoholic who has drunk the brains Big and bright love ... A circus of freaks, which can’t even close the curtain!
  21. Valery 1966
    Valery 1966 15 February 2016 18: 31 New
    For a long time, they would have done everything, but they don’t make such decisions. Everything is done with the knowledge of the United States.