Ukraine, “yes” to new Minsk deals

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After 15 hours of negotiation, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko disclosed that the ceasefire would start on 15th February. A long summit, which also decided the withdrawal of heavy weapons and foreign troops and armaments, the resumption of a normal life in Eastern regions, a federalist constitutional reform and a control of the borders with Russia by the end of 2015.

After Kramatorsk bombing yesterday and several dies on January and February, the new Minsk pact should be more efficient than on last September. So German and French presidents will ask their Eu partners to substain the deal at summit on the next Thursday.

Now, they are afraid of violent escalation in Ukraine could be caused by Putin and Poroshenko’s annoyance. Furthermore, like Hollande said, the pact will improve in the next meetings.

Giacomo Pratali

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