The head of state Petro Poroshenko said that the Minsk agreements have the signature of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russia may now be held accountable in the International court of justice for failure to comply with its obligations. He said this at a press conference.
According to him, Ukraine may submit to the international court against Russia for failing to fulfill its obligations, under which is the signature of the President of the Russian Federation.
“Sanctions against Putin are applied for failure to comply with reimplementation of the Minsk agreements. We can’t achieve peace only due to the fact that Putin the Minsk agreement is not going to perform. But the Minsk agreement allow you to show the world exactly who is to blame. Minsk agreements allow us to go to court, bring the criminals to justice – including international. Minsk agreements allow us to under international law, Russia has paid the price for what she is to violate them. Can change the format, can involve Britain, Poland or the United States, but it’s useless. Know the difference between the situation we have now, from tragedy, which took place in South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, Syria? Under the Minsk agreement is the signature of Putin – nowhere else. This gives the ability to draw Russia and Putin accountable and require them to perform those obligations that they took on themselves”, – said Poroshenko.
He also explained that before criticizing the Minsk agreement, it is worth remembering that they saved the Ukrainian army in 2014.
“We say: “Kill, because the Minsk agreement”. Just the opposite: we stopped the attack in September 2014, because the Minsk agreement. We have imposed sanctions, because the Minsk agreement. And Russia pays the price, I feel inadequate but what can you do – because the Minsk agreement. I’m open to other suggestions, but for some reason they do not come”, – stressed the head of state.
Recently, Vice-President Mike Pence said that the best way to achieve peace in Ukraine is the implementation of the Minsk agreements. According to him, Washington supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity and ready to help in resolving the conflict in the Donbas.
In turn, during a recent meeting in Washington with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. President Donald trump explained that Russia is responsible for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.