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MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin has accused Kiev of violating the Minsk agreements yet again and warned about the danger of new full-scale clashes in the south-east of the country in the context of Ukrainian authorities’ aggressive rhetoric.
At the same time, "OSCE observers often registered ceasefire violations, and experts repeatedly warned about the possibility of new wave of full-scale armed clashes," Naryshkin stressed.
He added that "demonstrative refusal of Right Sector militants to obey Ukraine’s authorities is very indicative."
The speaker reminded that municipal election are coming "both on the territory controlled by Kiev and in Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics." "Election are set for different dates, and it is not surprising in the conditions when Ukrainian forces are gathering on the borders with DPR and LPR, and Kiev leaders are avoiding direct dialogue with representatives of DPR and LPR," the lawmaker noted.
Naryshkin noted that the "party of war" continues to "run the show" in Kiev.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko "explicitly stated that the Minsk agreements gave a head start to Kiev" before a meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, Naryshkin told the session of the working group on legal analysis of legislative procedures and acts approved in Ukraine. "So, the assumed commitments are no more than a way to win time. This is another evidence that the so-called party of war in Kiev still runs the show," he stressed. "These people are ready to do anything to stay in power, and continuing the civil war is a way to retain power in one’s hands," he added.
Naryshkin also noted that it is important to continue closely analyzing the constitutional reform that is being prepared in Ukraine. "We will continue following the developments around the constitutional reform in Ukraine and its, I would say, strange bends. Even Verkhovna Rada deputies are giving drastically different assessments to its aims and essence," the speaker concluded.