The Observers think that Europe could pay the price for encouraging Ukraine not to implement the Minsk agreements. According to Sputnik reports, a British politician Nick Griffin said Western actions of providing military supplies, military trainers and political support to Ukraine are meant to encourage the Kiev regime to believe it can continue to threaten and confront the eastern republics and Russia. . Griffin also said the West doesn’t want Kiev to implant Minsk and wants Ukrainians and Russians to kill each other.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba claimed on February 9 that Kiev would not honor the Minsk agreements on “Moscow terms” and that Kiev would not participate in direct talks with the separatist people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, which is one of the fundamental agreements of the Minsk agreement. stipulations.
“Kiev will always do what the United States wants”
Dan Kovalik, an assistant professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, said the Western powers’ hypocrisy is reinforced by the fact that they either signed or formally endorsed the Minsk Accords, which fall under international law because have been ratified by the UN Security Council. He further said that four guarantors from the Minsk settlement had accepted the pact as permanent members of the UNSC, according to Sputnik. The Kyiv administration was partly a construct of the United States, which supported the 2014 coup, which gave birth to this government and the fact that Kyiv will always do what the United States wants.
Alexander Clackson, the founder of Global Political Insight, which is a UK-based research group, said Kyiv and Western European countries have hurt themselves by ignoring the Minsk agreement for so long, according to Sputnik. He went on to say that the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, which has its origins in Kiev’s long-standing sabotage of the Minsk agreements, has had a serious economic impact on the country. Clackson also thinks Europe is at risk of a long-term military escalation in Ukraine that could spill over to the European Union.
10,000 foreign military specialists stationed in Ukraine
The evacuation of foreign armed formations, military equipment and mercenaries from the territory of eastern Ukraine is one of the requirements of the Minsk agreement. The Russian Foreign Ministry said there were around 10,000 foreign military specialists stationed in Ukraine, including 4,000 from the United States. The United States and its European partners increased arms transfers to Ukraine under the Biden administration.