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[52] The Ukrainian armed forces had to withdraw from Debaltsev on February 2, so that the separatist forces had control of the city. [53] The UN is fully committed to providing humanitarian assistance, human rights monitoring, and development assistance, he continued. Indeed, the scale and urgency of the needs remain immense, since more than half a million people live within a radius of 5 kilometers around the line of contact and are therefore the most exposed to fire, fire and anti-personnel mines. It is important for the international community to step up its efforts to address humanitarian needs as part of the humanitarian response plan for Ukraine, he stressed. The conflict, now in its sixth year, still threatens an active threat to international peace and security, he added, again calling for rapid progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He also called on all parties to avoid unilateral measures that could widen the gap or deviate from the letter and spirit of the Minsk agreements. VASSILY NEBENZIA (Russian Federation) recalled the signing of the Minsk agreements by OSCE, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the “DNR” and the “LNR” in 2015 and said that his delegation had every reason to address the issue today, with the package of measures being attached to resolution 2202 (2015). In its Statement by the President on 6 June 2018, the Council reaffirmed its support for the package, he said. He recalled that Western countries orchestrated a coup in Ukraine and fueled belief in mythical Russian aggressions and threats, and said that February 21 will mark the anniversary of the signing of Minsk, which aims to achieve a peaceful solution to the crisis provoked by armed protesters who wanted to take power through bloody provocations.

“In the end, that`s exactly what they did,” he said, pointing out that the West and the three guarantor countries were directly responsible for everything that took place and continues to take place, as was the United States, the “Maidan theater puppeteers,” who supplied weapons to Ukraine and encouraged their ruthless actions. In reality, the West is not interested in Ukraine, he continued, claiming that the country has interest only as a pawn in a geopolitical confrontation with the Russian Federation. The UN Security Council will meet on 18 February at Russia`s initiative to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements. .