Washington welcomes Minsk agreements on Ukraine


The agreements reached in Minsk are a major step towards the peaceful settlement of the conflict, the White House announced. The White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has urged all the sides to realize Minsk agreements without delay, BBC reports.

The ceasefire agreement must be observed and heavy artillery has to be withdrawn, he stressed. Earnest has urged Russia to stop supporting separatists and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Ukraine.

Furthermore, the USA has supported the restoration of Ukraine’s control over the border with Russia. Washington is worried about the fact that battles enhanced on Thursday despite the agreement reached in Minsk.

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