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Foreign Ministry denies existence of secret Minsk agreements

"If there were secret agreements, they should've been carried out in secret. And this is by definition impossible."

Foreign Ministry denies existence of secret Minsk agreements
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Foreign Ministry denies the existence of secret agreements in Minsk negotiation process on the settlement of the situation in Donbass.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not aware of the existence of any secret agreements within the framework of the Minsk format. If there were secret agreement, they should've been carried out in secret. And this is by definition impossible, since the Minsk agreements are about de-occupation of Donbass, the fate of millions of Ukrainians and the future of Ukraine as a state," Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maryana Betsa told Interfax-Ukraine.

She recalled that the openness of the Minsk process is ensured by the active involvement of the Organization for Security it and Cooperation in Europe and its Special Monitoring Mission.

"If there were secret agreements, why talking of joint work on a road map for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and note the lack of progress in its coordination based on the results of the recent negotiations of foreign ministers of Germany, France and Russia in the Normandy Four format on 29 November," added the spokeswoman of the Ukrainian foreign ministry.

On December 3, the leader of the party Fatherland Yulia Tymoshenko alleged the existence of "secret Ьштыл agreements."

"The implementation of the Minsk Agreements has stalled because the president allowed the signing of secret documents in the framework of the Minsk Agreements, about which nobody knows anything as they have not been made public," Tymoshenko said during an appearance on the TV channel 112 Ukraine.