Ukraine crisis pledges to stop escalation and push for dialogue between Moscow and Kiev

أزمة أوكرانيا.. تعهدات بوقف التصعيد ودفع نحو الحوار بين موسكو وكييف أعلن رئيس أوكرانيا أنه يتوقع عقد قمة قريباً مع قادة كل من روسيا وفرنسا وألمانيا، كما صدرت تصريحات من الكرملين تشدد على ضرورة وقف التصعيد، فيما أكّد الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون أن كلاً من الرئيسين الروسي والأوكراني تعهّدا التزام اتفاقيات مينسك،.  تابعنا قال الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون الثلاثاء إن "رئيسي روسيا وأوكرانيا تعهّدا التزام اتفاقيات مينسك".  وقال ماكرون للرئيس الأوكراني فلوديمير زيلينسكي خلال مؤتمر صحفي عقب المباحثات التي جرت بينهما في كييف: "لدينا الآن الإمكانية لدفع المفاوضات إلى الأمام".  وكان زعماء أوكرانيا وروسيا وفرنسا وألمانيا وقّعوا على مجموعة اتفاقيات مينسك في 2014 و2015 كرد فعل على ضم روسيا لشبه جزيرة القرم من أوكرانيا.  وتتضمن الاتفاقيات هدفاً لإنهاء الحرب الانفصالية التي يشنها المتحدّثون بالروسية في منطقة دونباس بشرق أوكرانيا.  وحشدت روسيا عشرات الآلاف من جنودها بالقرب من حدودها مع أوكرانيا لكنها تنفي وجود أي خطط لديها لغزو أوكرانيا.  من جهته أعلن الرئيس الأوكراني زيلينسكي الثلاثاء، أنه يتوقع عقد قمة قريباً مع قادة كل من روسيا وفرنسا وألمانيا، بعدما أجرى محادثات مع الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون في كييف.  وقال زيلينسكي خلال مؤتمر صحفي: "نتوقع في المستقبل القريب.. أن يكون بإمكاننا عقد المحادثات المقبلة بين قادة صيغة النورماندي الرباعية"، في إشارة إلى المفاوضات الرامية لوضع حد للنزاع في شرق أوكرانيا.  في السياق، أكّدت الرئاسة الروسية وجود حاجة إلى وقف التصعيد.  وقال المتحدث باسم الكرملين دميتري بيسكوف، للصحفيين، إن "وقف التصعيد أمر في غاية الضرورة ومطلوب إلى أقصى حد، لأن التوتر يزيد من يوم إلى آخر"، حسب موقع قناة روسيا اليوم.  واعتبر بيسكوف أن توريد الغرب أسلحة إلى أوكرانيا "أحد أسباب تنامي التوتر".  وأضاف: "نرى أن الدول الغربية تبعث قوات إلى أوكرانيا وطائرات محملة بأسلحة ومعدات عسكرية".  ولفت إلى أن كييف "باتت تنظم مناورات تجرب فيها أنواعاً جديدة من التقنيات التي تتلقاها، وبالطبع يقود كل ذلك إلى توترات إضافية".  وجاءت تصريحات الكرملين بينما نقلت وسائل إعلام أوروبية بينها يورونيوز، أن الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون "حصل على تأكيد بعدم التصعيد في ملف أوكرانيا من نظيره الروسي فلاديمير بوتين".  والاثنين قال بوتين إن "الاجتماع مع ماكرون عُقد بطريقة عملية وكان مفيدا جدا"، عقب مباحثات بين الرئيسين استمرت نحو 5 ساعات وكان ملف أوكرانيا في مقدمة جدول أعمالها.  ومؤخراً، وجهت الدول الغربية وعلى رأسها الولايات المتحدة، اتهامات إلى روسيا بحشد قواتها قرب الحدود الأوكرانية، وهددت واشنطن بفرض عقوبات على موسكو إذا شنت هجوماً على أوكرانيا.  وترفض روسيا الاتهامات بشأن تحركات قواتها داخل أراضيها، وتنفي وجود أي خطط عدوانية لديها تجاه أوكرانيا.     Ukraine crisis pledges to stop escalation and push for dialogue between Moscow and Kiev  The President of Ukraine announced that he expects to hold a summit soon with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, and statements were issued by the Kremlin stressing the need to stop the escalation, while French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that both the Russian and Ukrainian presidents pledged to abide by the Minsk agreements.  French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that "the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have pledged to abide by the Minsk agreements."  "We now have the possibility to push the negotiations forward," Macron told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference after their talks in Kiev.  The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany signed the Minsk Agreements in 2014 and 2015 in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.  The agreements include a goal to end the separatist war waged by Russian speakers in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.  Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine, but denies any plans to invade Ukraine.  For his part, Ukrainian President Zelensky announced on Tuesday that he expects to hold a summit soon with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, after he held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Kiev.  "We expect in the near future to be able to hold the next talks between the leaders of the Normandy Quartet format," Zelensky said during a press conference, referring to the negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.  In this context, the Russian presidency stressed the need for de-escalation.  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, "Stopping the escalation is extremely necessary and required to the fullest, because tension increases from day to day," according to the website of Russia Today.  Peskov considered that the West's supply of weapons to Ukraine "is one of the reasons for the growing tension."  "We see that Western countries are sending troops to Ukraine and planes loaded with weapons and military equipment," he added.  He pointed out that Kiev "is organizing maneuvers in which it tries new types of technologies that it receives, and of course all this leads to additional tensions."  The Kremlin's statements came while European media, including Euronews, reported that French President Emmanuel Macron "received confirmation of non-escalation in the Ukraine file from his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin."  And on Monday, Putin said that "the meeting with Macron was held in a practical way and was very useful," after talks between the two presidents lasted about 5 hours, and the Ukraine file was at the top of its agenda.  Recently, Western countries, led by the United States, accused Russia of massing its forces near the Ukrainian border, and Washington threatened to impose sanctions on Moscow if it launched an attack on Ukraine.  Russia rejects the accusations about the movements of its forces inside its territory, and denies the existence of any aggressive plans it has towards Ukraine.

Ukraine crisis pledges to stop escalation and push for dialogue between Moscow and Kiev


The President of Ukraine announced that he expects to hold a summit soon with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, and statements were issued by the Kremlin stressing the need to stop the escalation, while French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that both the Russian and Ukrainian presidents pledged to abide by the Minsk agreements.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that "the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have pledged to abide by the Minsk agreements."

"We now have the possibility to push the negotiations forward," Macron told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference after their talks in Kiev.

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany signed the Minsk Agreements in 2014 and 2015 in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

The agreements include a goal to end the separatist war waged by Russian speakers in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.

Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine, but denies any plans to invade Ukraine.

For his part, Ukrainian President Zelensky announced on Tuesday that he expects to hold a summit soon with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, after he held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Kiev.

"We expect in the near future to be able to hold the next talks between the leaders of the Normandy Quartet format," Zelensky said during a press conference, referring to the negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In this context, the Russian presidency stressed the need for de-escalation.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, "Stopping the escalation is extremely necessary and required to the fullest, because tension increases from day to day," according to the website of Russia Today.

Peskov considered that the West's supply of weapons to Ukraine "is one of the reasons for the growing tension."

"We see that Western countries are sending troops to Ukraine and planes loaded with weapons and military equipment," he added.

He pointed out that Kiev "is organizing maneuvers in which it tries new types of technologies that it receives, and of course all this leads to additional tensions."

The Kremlin's statements came while European media, including Euronews, reported that French President Emmanuel Macron "received confirmation of non-escalation in the Ukraine file from his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin."

And on Monday, Putin said that "the meeting with Macron was held in a practical way and was very useful," after talks between the two presidents lasted about 5 hours, and the Ukraine file was at the top of its agenda.

Recently, Western countries, led by the United States, accused Russia of massing its forces near the Ukrainian border, and Washington threatened to impose sanctions on Moscow if it launched an attack on Ukraine.

Russia rejects the accusations about the movements of its forces inside its territory, and denies the existence of any aggressive plans it has towards Ukraine.
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