Media: NATO deputy secretary general says Minsk agreements haven't failed
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow has said that the current results of the Minsk agreements are poor, but they have not failed.
Speaking during the TSN.Tyzhden TV program aired on April 17, Vershbow said that the Minsk process cannot be considered a failure.
It is obvious that the international pressure together with the sanctions should be continued, and Russia should understand that half measures will satisfy neither the international community, nor Ukraine, the NATO official said.
He also said that the Minsk agreements envisaged certain sequence of steps, and the restoration of Ukrainian control over the borders is one of the later steps in the process.
First, ceasefire should be established, heavy weapons should be withdrawn and political steps on decentralization should be taken, the elections should be held in line with the Ukrainian legislation under the OSCE supervision, the NATO deputy secretary general said.