Update February 25, 2015

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Russia says many in Kiev and outside Ukraine want peace deal to fail

Mirajul Moin Joy

Russian Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov speaks after a meeting with the Foreign Affairs ministers from France, Ukraine and Germany at the French Foreign Affairs ministry in Paris on February 24, 2015. Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France gathered on Ferbuary 24 to try to revive a shaky ceasefire in east Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out an "apocalyptic scenario" of all-out war. AFP PHOTO / POOL / REMY DE LA MAUVINIERE

Russian Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov speaks after a meeting with the Foreign Affairs ministers from France, Ukraine and Germany at the French Foreign Affairs ministry in Paris on February 24, 2015. Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France gathered on Ferbuary 24 to try to revive a shaky ceasefire in east Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out an “apocalyptic scenario” of all-out war. AFP PHOTO / POOL / REMY DE LA MAUVINIERE

Nirapad News : Russia is concerned that many people in Kiev and outside Ukraine want a peace deal in the east of the country to fail, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Lavrov also called for the OSCE security watchdog to observe the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine under the Feb. 12 peace deal agreed in the Belarussian capital Minsk.

Pro-Russian separatists say they have begun the withdrawal but Kiev says its forces will not do so until fighting stops and that the rebels are using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.

“A lot now depends on an honest, objective, unbiased approach by the observers who must record what is happening on the ground, so that we can all resist the attempts to present the Minsk agreements as having already failed.” Lavrov said at talks with Gerard Larcher, chairman of France’s senate.

“There are many people outside Ukraine and in Kiev who want them derailed,” he said.

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