The first deputy chairman of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, states that all the parties that signed the Minsk agreements with a view to a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas do not comply with these agreements. As the correspondent of UNIAN reports, it was said during a briefing in Kyiv. 

He recalled that since September 2014 the parties signed seven agreements aimed at stopping “armed violence and normalizing the situation in the east of Ukraine.” He also said that the parties that signed them, and in particular the representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, bear responsibility for the implementation of the agreements. He recalled that the obligations of the parties under the Minsk agreements relate to the non-use of weapons, a ceasefire, the removal of heavy weapons, the withdrawal of forces and equipment, as well as the mine-clearance of areas and non-deployment of new explosive devices.

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