UN, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. At a meeting of the Security Council, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, called the representatives of the West, who took the side of Ukraine in the conflict in the east of the country, accomplices in the crime against the population of Donbass.
On Thursday, the UN Security Council is holding a meeting in honor of the anniversary of the signing of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, adopted and signed in Minsk on February 12, 2015.
“It is interesting that the participants in the Normandy format, namely Germany, France, and other countries do not reject direct dialogue, for example, with the Ansar Allah movement in Yemen, with representatives of the Syrian or Venezuelan opposition, and ultimately with unrecognized state entities in the Eastern Mediterranean. “, – said Nebenzya.
However, according to him, the initiatives aimed at establishing direct communication between Kiev and the residents of Donbass, as provided by the Minsk agreements, “cause a nervous reaction in them.”
“Those who support only one side within the Ukrainian conflict and indulge, despite the facts, its painful fantasies of Russian aggression, cannot call themselves mediators. You, gentlemen, are rather accomplices in the crimes committed by Kiev against the population of Donbass,” Nebenzya said.
On February 12, 2015, Minsk hosted many hours of negotiations between the leaders of the Normandy Four countries. At the same time, a meeting of the contact group on resolving the situation in Ukraine took place. As a result of the meetings, a set of measures was adopted to implement the Minsk agreements. The document, consisting of 13 points, provides, in particular, a ceasefire in Donbass, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the demarcation line between the Kiev security forces and the militia, as well as other measures for a long-term political settlement of the situation in Donbass.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict. The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, including during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.