Lavrov: OSCE confirms that Kiev is to blame for 80% of Minsk accords' violations

Reports by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine show that 80% of violations of the Minsk agreements have been committed by Kyiv, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

 "The mission is regularly heard by the OSCE Permanent Council; if I am not mistaken, its reports are discussed at least once a week. Facts that are reported to the OSCE member-states show that about 80% of the problematic incidents - such as the failure to abide by the obligations on withdrawing troops or the refusal to allow monitors to reach an area they want to visit - involve actions by Ukrainian security forces," Lavrov said in a Saturday analytical program hosted by Sergei Brilyov on Russian television.

In describing the work of the OSCE monitors in Ukraine in general, the Russian foreign minister said "the mission has significantly improved the quality of its reports - they have become more regular."

Russia will not vote at the UN Security Council on Kyiv's request for sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"We won't even vote," Lavrov said in a Saturday analytical program hosted by Sergei Brilyov on Russian television.

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