EU makes statement on peaceful settlement in Donbas

EU makes statement on peaceful settlement in Donbas

The European Union again called on Russia to show the same political will as Ukraine in negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas.

This was stated in a statement read out by the EU delegation at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna n Thursday, March 5, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The EU again calls on the parties to quickly and fully implement the Minsk agreements and fully comply with their obligations. We welcome the demonstration by the Ukrainian leadership of a constructive approach and political will to negotiations to end the conflict and urge Russia to do the same. We call on Russia to take full responsibility and use its great influence on the armed formations it backs in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements," the statement reads.

The EU also expressed regret that the parties had so far failed to agree on new disengagement areas in accordance with the Normandy summit commitments.


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