Interfax: Kyiv must supply energy to Donetsk, Luhansk under Minsk accords – Putin

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NOVO-OGARYOVO. Feb 25 (Interfax) – The central government in Kyiv must ensure energy supplies to Donetsk and Luhansk under the Minsk agreements, which were reflected in a resolution of the United Nations Security Council and have now become an international legal document, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

“We mentioned the Minsk agreements which were not only signed in Minsk fairly recently, but were also then reflected in the relevant UN SC resolution. I will therefore note that these Minsk agreements have acquired the quality of an international legal document and so should be observed,” said Putin, responding to a question posed by Interfax at a press conference held jointly with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

The Minsk agreements contain a provision concerning economic recovery and restoration of the social sector in certain parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics), the president recalled.

“Therefore, the current government in Kyiv must, of course, ensure energy supplies to these regions in compliance with this provision under which they signed,” Putin said.