The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany, presented the strategy for resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
According to Deutsche Welle, the document was released on 30 November.
The document States that since that time, as Russia annexed the Crimea and support of fighters in Donbass, in Ukraine killed more than 10 thousand people. This conflict poses a security threat, including Germany, therefore the German government supports peace and stability in Ukraine.
The document consists of five paragraphs: the implementation of the Minsk agreements, intolerance to violations of international law, support and protection of OSCE observers, it is possible to send UN peacekeepers to the Donbas, support for reforms in Ukraine. So, to stop the violence, Germany insists on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In 2015, Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have developed a plan of action: the parties to the conflict undertook to cease hostilities, to withdraw heavy weapons and create buffer zone.
However, since Russia and Ukraine have been accusing each other of violations of the agreements. Germany and France need to continue negotiations. In the document of the German foreign Ministry said that the annexation of Crimea by Russia is a gross violation of international law and the occupation and annexation of the Crimea is condemned by the UN resolution. No independent international organization has not sent to so-called “referendum” observers and did not recognize its results. The Federal government of Germany strongly supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine are observers of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE). This organization is best suited for the neutral monitoring of the conflict, because its members are not only Ukraine and Russia but all the countries of Europe and also the USA and Canada. However, the OSCE observers many times came under fire, they create obstacles in the performance of assigned tasks. Protection of OSCE observers is one of the main priorities of Germany, when it comes to the situation in the East of Ukraine. Germany sent 30 specialists and supports the mission of the OSCE, training observers, providing equipment for their work.
Germany also supports the international discussion about sending in the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission. The German government considers it crucial that such a mission must not lead to the strengthening of the status quo in the Donbass. The goal should be a peaceful resolution of the conflict, as envisaged by the Minsk agreements. Germany will support the negotiations on the establishment of the UN peacekeeping mission. In addition, Germany supports Ukraine by implementing numerous projects.
It is not only on economic projects but also about projects for the development of an open society. In addition, the German government supports measures to modernize public administration and decentralization in Ukraine. Germany is also financing projects to provide assistance to internally displaced persons and restoration of infrastructure in Donbas.
Earlier it became known, some of the EU countries most invested in Ukraine.