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Merkel: Minsk agreements needed for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis

The situation in the south-east of Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means. Steps should be taken to implement the Minsk agreements. This statement was made by Angela Merkel at the Munich Security Conference. 

Belarus was represented at the meeting by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. 

During his working visit to Germany, he noted that Belarus is interested in establishing a direct dialogue between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the EU to discuss long-term cooperation prospects. 

Merkel: The situation in Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means