Minsk Agreement no longer exists: Putin

Minsk Agreement no longer exists: Putin
# 23 February 2022 06:44 (UTC +04:00)

Minsk peace deal no longer exists, there is nothing to fulfill," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement late Tuesday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

The agreement concerning eastern Ukraine was "killed off long before Russia's decision" to recognize Ukraine's separatist regions, he also added.

The Minsk agreements were signed in 2014 to stop the ongoing conflict between the pro-Russian separatists and the Kyiv administration.

The agreements included a cease-fire in the region and a prisoner exchange while also allowing the Kyiv administration to make a constitutional amendment that would give Donbass region special status.

On the other hand, the pro-Russian separatists were supposed to withdraw their weapons from the Ukrainian-Russian border.

However, the agreements' implementation has been hampered as the two sides accuse each other of violating the cease-fire.

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