The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said that Ukraine does not fulfill the Minsk agreements, because otherwise it would cease to exist as a state, RIA Novosti writes.
“Kiev has signed unfavorable terms for itself. If Kiev fulfilled them, then Ukraine would no longer exist as a state, the politician said. “And what would it be: a configuration or a new civil war that would have unleashed there, because there would have been a war over which region is the main one, why there are more preferences, why there is such a special status, and there is such”.
Pushilin added that Kiev is obliged to fulfill the agreements, but now “its installation is to block everything,” as a result of which the Minsk agreements turned into “a kind of bacchanalia.”
In February 2015, in the capital of Belarus, a set of measures was signed to resolve the conflict in Donbass. It involves a ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line and a constitutional reform in Ukraine, including decentralization and the adoption of a law on the special status of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Tensions have grown significantly in the conflict zone in Donbass recently. Thus, the OSCE reports an increase in the number of ceasefire violations. According to the militias, the Armed Forces use artillery. On April 3, an attack by a Ukrainian drone in the village of Aleksandrovskoye resulted in the death of a child. Pushilin believes that this indicates Kiev’s readiness to resume full-scale hostilities.