Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

In the context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, politicians and media sometimes refer to the “Minsk Agreements”. We are collecting both original documents published by the United Nations and the OSCE referring to the current situation. Whereever possile, we are including Russian versions of these documents.

 

United Nations Security Council:

Letter dated 24 February 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council:

English version:

 

Russian version:

 

United Nations Peacemaker:

Protocol on the results of consultations of the Trilateral Contact Group (Minsk Agreement)

Summary:

This agreement establises a 12-point roadmap as follows: ensure an immediate bilateral ceasefire; carry out decentralisation of power, allowing temporary local self-government in areas of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine under a “special status” law; immediately free all hostages and illegally detained persons; ensure monitoring on the Ukrainian-Russian border and a security zone; ensure the holding of snap local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; remove illegal armed groups, military hardware, and all fighters and mercenaries from Ukrainian territory; pass a law against the prosecution and punishment of people over certain events in Donetsk and Luhansk region.

 

Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements

Source: https://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/UA_150212_MinskAgreement_en.pdf

 

Organisation for Security and Co-oeration in Europe (OSCE):

Mandate of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Deployed in response to an evolving crisis, the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) faced numerous challenges in its first five years of operation. The OSCE was able to identify a wealth of valuable lessons from the SMM’s rapid deployment and expansion in the wake of the Minsk agreements as well as its use of sophisticated technological monitoring tools, among others. This study examines how the SMM was able to implement its mandate in an increasingly complex security environment, drawing lessons to inform future peace operations, for both the OSCE and the international community at large.

Extension of the mandate of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (Ukraine, interpretative statement 1; United States of America, interpretative statement 2; Canada, interpretative statement 3; Russian Federation, interpretative statement 4).

English:

 

Russian:

 

German:

Source – OSCE: https://www.osce.org/pc/121532

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