The Security Council of the UN supported in a resolution yesterday the peace agreements reached in Minsk for Ukraine and urged all parties to implement them in full.
The resolution, sponsored by Russia, was approved with the support of 15 members of the highest decision making body of United Nations, as reported by Efe, which explains that the text supports the Minsk agreements, which came into force on Sunday, and considers that the Ukrainian conflict can only be resolved by peaceful means.
Prior to approve the document, members of the Security Council issued a statement in which they regretted that the violence continues in parts of eastern Ukraine and urged all parts to “immediately cease hostilities.”
It also requested to facilitate access to observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) so they can verify compliance with the covenants of Minsk.
Adopted resolution 2202 also reaffirms the “sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine” and highlights the concern of the UN for the “tragic events and violence in the eastern regions of Ukraine.”