kvs wrote:magnumcromagnon wrote:Minsk 2.0 ceasefire is a abject failure, both Kiev and Novo forces have already denounced the so called 'agreement'.
I am hoping it never gets established and the rebels kick regime forces well back from the major population centers.
Any ceasefire with a minimum 100 km DMZ with enforcement by international peace-keepers is pure nonsense.
Also, the OSCE was given excessive supervisory status in this "deal". They were going to oversee the departure of
the phantom Russian troops from the Donbas and the re-establishment of Kiev's control over the border. This is
total rubbish as well, since the OSCE is a NATO tool and NATO backs Kiev.
While I generally agree with what you have to say, the OSCE is anything but a NATO asset. Back in the 8/8/8 war the OSCE was the first to declare that Georgia, not Russia, attacked first (a complete contradiction of the Western media coverage/narrative), and that Russia was responding to attacks on their peacekeepers. They even managed to force the EU and the UN to accept and support their findings on the 8/8/8 war. Even now the OSCE is defying the Western govt/media black propaganda war:
OSCE chief saw no Russian troops in Ukraine's east
Lamberto Zannier noted certain restrictions on observers’ work, i.e. difficulties with movement in combat zones
KIEV, February 13. /TASS/. Lamberto Zannier, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), told a forum on OSCE’s project coordination in Ukraine he could not confirm the movement or the presence of Russian forces there, while noting certain restrictions on observers’ work, including difficulties with movement in combat zones.
Commenting the new settlement agreements reached on Thursday in Minsk, Zannier said they are the best of existing opportunities to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine's east. However, he said, pullback of heavy weapons does not mean demilitarization of the conflict zone. The Organisation will specify locations, to where the weapons will be taken.
Representatives of the OSCE said during discussions of implementation of the agreements they are ready to provide general monitoring at the border between Ukraine and Russia if their security is guaranteed.