“The 2014/2015 Minsk Agreement was an attempt to give Ukraine time (to prepare for war).” Statements leaked by former German Chancellor Angara Merkel to the German newspaper Die Zeit at the end of 2022 tend to be interpreted as saying that she intended to deceive Russia from the beginning. It is a misunderstanding. German and French governments pushed for talks with Russia and the EU until the last minute. Merkel's remarks exposed the conspiracy of US neoconservatives wrapped in oblate. Merkel didn't say anything, but what helped buy him the most time was the resolution of the Minsk agreements in the UN Security Council. The United States and Britain, permanent members of the Security Council, agreed to the Minsk Agreement, which included Russia's request and granted a high degree of autonomy to Russian-speaking areas in eastern Ukraine through a referendum . Why did the Obama administration at the time "support" this agreement that led to the de facto independence of eastern Ukraine, which was rejected by the Polosienko government , backed by the United States, established in the 2014 Ukrainian coup d'état? It was a trap that delayed the implementation of Security Council resolutions to the maximum possible extent to prepare for the war in Ukraine, driving Russia into a war with the belief that “a resolution without a deadline for implementation will not be implemented.”” The US administration has toyed with legally binding Security Council resolutions, further reducing the United Nations to a mere mere formality .
■ Basics of the Minsk Agreement
On February 17, 2015, the Minsk Agreement 2 was adopted by the UN Security Council as follows:
Recalling the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and reaffirming its full respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Security Council, Expressing its serious concern about the violence and reaffirming its resolution 2166 (2014), strongly convinced that a resolution of the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine can only be achieved through a peaceful solution to the current crisis,
1. Endorses the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements (Annex I), adopted and signed in Minsk on 12 February 2015;
2. Declaration by the President of the Russian Federation, the President of Ukraine, the President of the French Republic and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the "Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements", adopted in Minsk on 12 February 2015 (Annex II ) and their continued commitment contained therein to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements
3. Calls on all parties to fully implement the Package of Measures, including a comprehensive ceasefire as defined therein.
4. decide to continue working on this issue
The gist of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements” (Annex I) is as follows:
Implementation of a comprehensive ceasefire in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. Withdrawal of heavy weapons. The process shall be facilitated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE) and supported by the Tripartite Contact Group. Ensure effective monitoring and verification of the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons by the OSCE from day one, using all necessary technical equipment, including satellites, drones and radar equipment. On the first day of withdrawal, we will start a dialogue on the modalities of local elections regarding the future regime "on provisional municipalities in certain districts such as Donetsk".
■ Security Council Resolutions Thoroughly Ignored
I will write about the Security Council resolutions.
“A United Nations Security Council resolution is a resolution that is voted on by the member countries of the Security Council . “ Security Council resolutions are legally binding, but under the Charter of the United Nations, they become law only if the Security Council decides. ” ( Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations ) ( Source: Wikipedia)
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[Photo] February 2015. The scene before the group photo taken immediately after the Minsk Accord 2 was achieved. Ukrainian President Poroshenko glaring at and threatening French President Francois Hollande on behalf of the US neoconservatives. Chancellor Merkel looks worriedly at President Putin, who is exhausted. The reason why Putin cannot hide his bewildered and emaciated expression is probably because he was unable to confirm the deadline for the implementation of the protocol and the agreement. Putin must have had strong suspicions that the “agreement” was to buy time for the United States, Britain, and Ukraine. (title at that time)