Kiev did nothing to fulfill Geneva agreements – Russia’s UN envoy

by The Daily Lede

Kiev did nothing to fulfill Geneva agreements – Russia’s UN envoy

Kiev did not take any steps towards fulfilling the Geneva agreements set during four-party talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU, and the US on April 17, Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said, adding that the West did not help either.

“Nothing has been done on behalf of Kiev’s authorities to implement the Geneva document. Our Western colleagues, primarily the Americans – who now have an unprecedented influence over Kiev – could not or did not want to convince Kiev to fulfill its obligations under the Geneva agreement,” Churkin said during the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday.

Addressing the meeting, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power accused Russia of stirring up trouble in eastern Ukraine and undermining the government in Kiev.

Russia continues to fund, to coordinate, and to fuel the heavily-armed separatist movement,” she said.