OREANDA-NEWS. The United Nations Security Council will hold an open meeting on February 18 at Russia’s request, at which it will analyze the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

This was reported by TASS news agency with reference to the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky. “Russia requested that on February 18 an open meeting of the UN Security Council with the participation of an OSCE representative to analyze the implementation of the agreements is held,” the diplomat said, noting that the request was made in connection with the fifth anniversary of signing a document.

The Minsk Agreements establish measures to resolve the armed conflict in the Donbass, which were developed by the leaders of the Normandy Four in February of 2015. The document consists of 13 clauses, the main of which are ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons, constitutional reform in Ukraine, introduction of the special status for certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.