Kuchma said about the «dream» of Russia breaking the Minsk agreement

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Russia «dreams», as if to disrupt the work of the trilateral contact group (TAG) on the Donbass arms of Kiev, said in an interview with «Today,» the ex-President of Ukraine and the representative of the country in the pipeline Leonid Kuchma.

«When they had the opportunity to say, well, you see, Ukraine does not want to do not perform the Minsk agreement», — said Kuchma on the sidelines of the conference «Yalta European strategy».

According to him, Moscow is interested in the cessation of the Minsk process, which tied the anti-Russian sanctions.

«The Minsk agreements are the economic sanctions against Russia. If we remove this format — no trade sanctions,» — said the politician.

At the same time representative of Kiev in TKG believes that the meeting in Normandy format will be held, because for its implementation are the President of France Emmanuel macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that after the murder of the head of the self-proclaimed DND Alexander Zakharchenko to collect members of the «Normandy four» negotiations on the Donbass «blasphemous». The diplomat stressed that neither Paris nor Berlin did not officially condemn this political assassination.

In April 2014, Kiev launched a military operation against breakaway Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine. According to the latest data, victims of the conflict began more than ten thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed including the meetings of the TAG in Minsk. In 2014, the group adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict, however, after the ceasefire agreement between the warring parties continuing skirmishes.

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