The Minsk Protocol was signed four years ago today to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. But the fighting never stopped, threatening lives and livelihoods of innocent Ukrainians. Russia must live up to its commitments and end the fighting now! #Peace4Ukraine #UkraineNotForgotten— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) 5 вересня 2018 р.
The Minsk Protocol was signed on Sept. 5, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus. It provided for the cessation of hostilities in the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The second Minsk agreement (a set of measures to implement the Minsk accords) was signed on Feb. 11-12, 2015.