April 6 Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said at a press conference held in Moscow on the 5th that the Minsk agreement had not been implemented and Ukraine had not seen any efforts.
The Minsk Agreement refers to an agreement signed and entered into force by Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine in February 2015 to deal with the Ukrainian crisis. The agreement includes a ceasefire between the Uzbek government and civilian armed forces in eastern Ukraine, and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact.
Peskov said that the Minsk Agreement has not been fulfilled, and the obligations of previous agreements, including those of the Ukrainian side, have not been fulfilled. So far, we have not seen any efforts made by the Ukrainian side.
Peskov said that uncontrolled skirmishes often occur. Those Ukrainian army front-line commanders who decided to open fire were not ordered to fire. All of this complicates and makes the situation more tense.
Peskov stressed that the most important thing at present is to ensure the safety of the lives of the residents in eastern Ukraine.
Recently, there has been a trend of tension in eastern Ukraine, and the number of exchange of fire between Ukrainian government forces and civilian armed personnel in the east has increased. According to Russian media on April 3, a Ukrainian government drone carrying a bomb killed a child and injured a woman in eastern Ukraine that day.
Pushillin, the head of the self-established “Donetsk People’s Republic” of Ukrainian civilian forces, said on the 5th that the chances of resolving the problem in eastern Ukraine through political means are very slim, and the Ukrainian government forces are ready to attack.