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UN chief calls for settling Ukraine crisis in line with Minsk deals

November 12, 2014, 15:58 UTC+3
The United Nations Security Council will have an emergency meeting on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, November 12
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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NAYPYIDAW (Myanmar) November 12. /TASS/. The UN called for settling the Ukrainian crisis in line with the letter and spirit of the Minsk peace deals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a news conference in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.

The United Nations Security Council will have an emergency meeting on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, November 12, a spokesperson for the Australian mission to the United Nations told TASS on Tuesday.

According to the spokesperson, the meeting will be held at 2:30pm local time (10:30pm Moscow time). It will hear a report on the Ukrainian developments by representatives of the United Nations secretariat. Along with the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council, it will be attended by Ukraine’s Permanent Representative Yury Sergeyev.

The meeting is expected to discuss the recent developments in eastern Ukraine, with numerous episodes of violations of the ceasefire regime established under the Minsk agreements.

Minsk agreement not working

First Vice-Premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Andrey Purgin said on Monday the Minsk agreements are not working.

“As of today the Minsk agreements are not working. There is no mechanism that controls them and that implements them,” Purgin said at metting of the committee of public support for eastern Ukraine in Russian parliament's upper house.

“It’s not the Minsk agreements' text itself that is bad, but the non-implementation of their provisions,” he said.

Chairman of the Luhansk People’s Republic People’s Council Alexey Karyakin said the Ukrainian authorities are not much committed to the agreements.

“We don’t refuse to implement the agreements. Moreover, we’re committed to them. If the Minsk meetings continue, we’ll continue to take part in them. The Ukrainian authorities don’t even send directly the leaders. Ukraine is represented by ex-president Leonid Kuchma at the meetings,” he said.

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