Moscow on the Ukrainian crisis

Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’

by Tim Korso
Apr. 11, 2021
Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has slammed the attempts by Ukrainian officials to label the Minsk Accords “useless” in their speeches, suggesting that such statements are met with bewilderment not just in the Kremlin, but also by Ukraine’s European allies.
“When we hear ever more often Kiev making claims that the measures devised under the Minsk Accords are basically a ‘useless’ rudiment, this likely leaves not just us, but also Paris and Berlin bewildered”, Peskov said.
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Russia Urges US to Take More Responsible Approach on Ukraine Instead of Escalating Situation

Apr.10, 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow urges Washington to take a more responsible approach toward the situation around Ukraine and not to escalate tensions that are currently seen in Donbass, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Sputnik.
“We can only urge Washington to take a more responsible approach to this serious issue, not to escalate tensions, and, as a priority, to ensure a more responsible attitude to issues related to certain information exchanges between our capitals”, Ryabkov said
On Friday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States remained in contact with Russia, Ukraine, as well as its European allies on the current situation in eastern Ukraine. According to her, a conversation with Russia had recently taken place at the level of the Defence Ministry and the Department of State
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