MEDIA RELEASE: Russia and the Minsk Agreement, Thursday 10 March 2016

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THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP
 LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
 
 

RUSSIA AND THE MINSK AGREEMENT

Labor is deeply troubled by Russia’s failure to release hostages and illegally detained people in accordance with the terms of the Minsk Agreement signed over a year ago. 

This includes the prominent Ukrainian pilot and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Nadiya Savchenko, who Russia has held without trial for more than 18 months. 

NATO, the United States, Canada, and the European Union have made similar calls on Russia.

The path to a sustainable peace in eastern Ukraine demands all parties meet their obligations under the Minsk agreement.  Labor urges them to do so.