In the Kremlin do not see the connection between the violation of the Minsk agreements and the pseudo-elections in occupied Donbas. The Russian foreign Ministry claims that it allegedly dictated solely “by the need to fill the power vacuum”.
This was stated by the representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova, writes TASS.
So, the Russian authorities believe that the illegal elections in the occupation administration, scheduled for November 11, have nothing to do with the Minsk agreements.
Obviously, in these conditions, elections are dictated by the need to fill a power vacuum after the death of the leader of the (Pro-Russian militants – 24 channel) Alexander Zakharchenko and prevent aggravation of the situation,
She stressed that this situation could have a negative impact not only on the life of the region, but throughout the conflict settlement process in the occupied Donbas. Zakharova has also accused Kyiv of the situation because of his alleged “blockade of the region and the threat of use of force” on his part.
“The issue of holding elections to the people of Donbass – people need to improve and regulate his own life”, – added the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Zakharova has also referred to an open meeting of the UN Security Council convened to discuss the situation in the occupied territories of Donbass. Wrote 24 channel, then the members rejected on a vote the proposal of Russia to hear the representative of the occupation administration Elena Kravchenko.
Failure to give the floor directly to the residents of Donbas leaves no doubt as to the bias of Western approaches
While Zakharova said that the Russian side “continues to undertake consistent diplomatic efforts” to resolve this unacceptable situation.
What is the “Minsk agreement”?
“Minsk Protocol” or “tripartite agreement Minsk”, “Minsk truce”, “Minsk-1” – a ceasefire in the war in Eastern Ukraine, reached at negotiations in Minsk on 5 September 2014. In the development and signing of a peace agreement was attended by the OSCE representative, Heidi Tagliavini, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, representatives of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpentry. The action of the truce started at 18:00 the fifth of September. Signature Zakharchenko and Carpentry under the Protocol are as the autographs of individuals. the text of the agreement does not provide for any recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”, but only establishes controlled by Pro-Russian militants territories of two regions a “special status” within Ukraine.