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Moscow pessimistic about Kiev’s compliance with Minsk-2 peace deal — Lavrov

May 28, 2015, 11:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW.

The Russian foreign minister doubts Kiev’s authorities' ability to implement "what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his name to"

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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MOSCOW./TASS/. Moscow is pessimistic as to Kiev’s implementation of the Minsk-2 agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Rossiya 24 television.

"I am highly pessimistic as to capability of the present configuration of Kiev’s authorities to implement what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his name to," the minister said.


Regular talks of the participants of the Trilateral Contact Group were held in Minsk on February 10-12, 2015. Normandy Four (France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine) leaders also discussed the Ukrainian issue in Minsk then.

A 13-point Package of Measures on implementation of the September 2014 Minsk agreements was adopted at those talks.

The package in particular included an agreement on cessation of fire from February 15, withdrawal of heavy armaments, as well as measures on long-term political settlement of the situation in Ukraine, including establishment of working subgroups as priority tasks.

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