24 Apr 2019 11:38

Russia expecting new Ukrainian administration to comply with Minsk Agreements - Lavrov

MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - Moscow is expecting the new Ukrainian administration to promote a settlement of the national crisis through compliance with the Minsk Agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

"Hopefully, the new Ukrainian administration will fully realize its responsibility and help resolve the crisis through strict compliance with the Minsk Package of Measures within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group and the Normandy format, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2202," Lavrov said.

"Germany and France are due to play an important role in preventing attempts to revisit the Minsk Agreements for Donbas that are approved by the Security Council," he said.

"I would like the Western states to finally learn the lessons of Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Iraq, Libya, and Syria," Lavrov said.