Ukraine Delegate at OSCE Debate Slams Kiev Over Minsk Deal Violations

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A Ukrainian delegate at OSCE parliamentary debates on an anti-Russia resolution called for objectivity on Monday as he drew attention to Kiev’s shortfalls on the Minsk peace deal.

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HELSINKI (Sputnik) – Ukraine and Canada have put forth a draft resolution that condemns Russia’s alleged involvement in Ukraine’s crisis, a claim Moscow has repeatedly denied.

"I cannot avoid drawing your attention to one-sided nature of the proposed resolution," Nestor Shufrych said at the Parliamentary Assembly meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

He said it was his duty to draw attention of OSCE delegates to the fact that "on the part of the Ukrainian authorities, there was not even one step taken for implementation of Minsk agreements."

Shufrych said Monday that "amendments to the constitution that were due to be introduced do not reflect the basic principles of Minsk agreements."

He accused the Ukrainian government of being under pressure of the "party of war" to continue the military operation with the support of the West that has killed over 6,500 people, according to UN estimates.

The delegate also pointed to continued human rights violations in Ukraine that prosecuted those who do not share the government’s stance on the conflict in the southeast, including broadcasters.

"If we want a full implementation of Minsk accords, we must be objective when doing so," the delegate concluded.

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