Minsk agreements

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U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.
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Eastern Ukraine’s accelerating humanitarian crisis

Russian-led forces have stepped up their military assault in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. The result is a worsening humanitarian crisis for 3.4 million Ukrainians.

Russia can prove by its actions that it will respect Ukraine’s...

At the 2016 Munich Security Conference, Secretary John Kerry emphasizes that sanctions on Russia were imposed to stand up for Ukraine’s fundamental rights.

Millions in Ukraine face food shortages this winter [video]

Russian-backed "separatists" continue to block critical humanitarian assistance from getting into eastern Ukraine, putting millions of lives at risk.

G7: Sanctions stay until Russia honors cease-fire

G7 leaders have agreed to keep sanctions against Russia in place as long as Russia continues to violate the Minsk agreements, President Obama said.

‘Critical moment’ for Russia to abide by Minsk

Secretary of State John Kerry urges Russia to fully implement the Ukraine cease-fire agreement reached in February in Minsk.
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There are rules. A country’s borders can’t be changed by force.

The international community must continue to sustain pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, says Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Cease-fire agreement not open to interpretation, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry has called ongoing Russian and separatist violations of the February 12 Minsk agreement in Ukraine “simply unacceptable.” “This is behavior...

United States to Russia: Show real commitment to Minsk

“Russia speaks of peace, and then fuels conflict,” Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N., said in her February 17 remarks to the...