Kyiv's procrastination with implementing Minsk accords shows lack of interest in settlement - Kremlin spokesman

The 'ball is now in Kyiv's court' as far as the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements is concerned.

The 'ball is now in Kyiv's court' as far as the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements is concerned, and any procrastination on the part of the Ukrainian authorities will show their lack of interest in securing a solution to the crisis, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

"The 'Minsk agreements' regulate absolutely all steps, from A to Z. There is no problem with implementing all of them, especially as, and it was stressed yesterday, most documents mentioned in these agreements were adopted by [Ukraine's Verkhovna] Rada, and the president's signature will be enough to enact them. For this reason, certainly, the ball is now in Kyiv's court in this case," Peskov said in an interview with 'News on Saturday' program host Sergei Brilyov.

"Any procrastination with implementing the 'Minsk agreements' will certainly show once again, let's say, probably a lack of interest in [securing] a comprehensive settlement," Peskov said.
The Ukrainian conflict can be resolved only by Kyiv itself in direct contact with its citizens, he said.

"In this case, neither Paris, Berlin nor Moscow is able to settle the conflict in Ukraine," he added.  

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