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Russia withdraws its signature under Minsk agreements

Yesterday, the UN Security Council discussed the conflict in Ukraine again. According to Yuriy Sergeyev, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Russia has withdrawn its signature under the schedule for the implementation of the Minsk agreements dated November 13, 2014.

Russia withdraws its signature under Minsk agreements

Yesterday, the UN Security Council discussed the conflict in Ukraine again. Russia has withdrawn its signature under the document with the implementation schedule of the Minsk agreements of November 13, 2014, said Yuriy Sergeyev, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Joinfo.ua reports.

"November 13, 2014 the representatives of Ukraine and Russia signed a working document which provided for a clear schedule of Minsk memorandum implementation. The Russian side has withdrawn its signature under the document," he said in a speech to the UN Security Council.

January 18, Ukraine called on Russia to sign the implementation schedule of the Minsk Agreement once again to ensure that the ceasefire will begin on January 19, Sergeyev said.

Permanent representative is also convinced that the beginning of the real implementation of this document will create conditions conducive to conduct consultations of the Trilateral Contact Group in the near future.

Later, it may come to the Summit for Heads of States and Government in Astana. "We demand to finally implement the plan," Sergeyev said.

He also said that despite the Russian occupation, Ukraine was fully committed to the peaceful resolution of the crisis on the basis of the Minsk Agreement and with full respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political unity of Ukraine.

He noted that the Ukrainian side has taken the initiative and supported the ceasefire unilaterally twice.

Meanwhile, at yesterday's meeting of the UN Security Council in New York Jeffrey Feltman, the UN Deputy Secretary General expressed his concern that due to the activation of fire in the Donbas the Minsk agreements may be defeated.