It doesn’t mind what was signed in the Minsk agreement on Ukraine. The pro-Russian forces continued their attacks untill they have taken the city of Debaltseve. There were no will to comply untill that strategic town fell in their hands. And now Kiev accused Moscow to send more tanks and troops, in an apparent building of forces to prepare an assault on Mariupol. Russia always denies the accusations. But the rebel’s military might do not come just from what they took from the defeated Ukrainian forces. They have had an evident external help.
Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, said last Wednesday that “Russian forces, artillery and air defence units as well as command and control elements are still active in Ukraine. Russia has supported the separatists with forces, training and advanced weapons. And there has been a steady buildup of tanks and armoured vehicles across the border from Russia to Ukraine. I urge Russia to end its support for the separatists. And withdraw its forces and military equipment from eastern Ukraine in accordance with the Minsk agreement.The separatists should halt all attacks immediately. And allow OSCE monitors full access.”
The truce negotiated in Minsk has been a failure till now. Thousands of civilians trapped are victims of this situation. Let’s see if the pro-Russian forces will rest now that they have the control of Debaltseve, or encouraged by the victory will decide to go on and launch an attack on Mariupol with Russian help. In that case, Minsk would be a useless piece of paper signed only to please the public opinion but without a real intention to comply, at least by the pro-Russian forces who are now winning on the battlefield and don’t want to retreat as the agreement says.