Ukraine has fulfilled almost all of its obligations with regard to the Minsk Agreements. This was said on the 11th of July by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, after a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to Poroshenko, Kiev has fulfilled 95% of all political commitments and 100% of all security obligations. He also said that in order for the political process to begin, Russia has to fulfill the security criteria as detailed in the agreements.
The UN had previously reported a record number of civilian casualties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. According to the organization, 9,470 people were killed since the beginning of the conflict, of which 2,000 were civilians. A total of 12 people were killed in Donbas just in the month of June.
On the 1st of July, the European Union (EU) extended economic sanctions against Russia. The EU has insisted that these restrictive measures can only be lifted once Russian fulfills the obligations of the Minsk Agreements.