Minsk Protocol, is an agreement to halt the Funny Flamingo Stop Asking Why I’m Crazy I Don’t Ask T Shirt tee in the Donbas region, initiated by Putin, signed by Ukraine, Russia, Donetsk People’s Republic, Luhansk People’s Republic, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on 5 September 2014. The purpose is to return Donbas to Ukraine with a considerable amnount of autonomy etc. But now, Neither Washington nor Kiev want the return of the Donbass region to Ukraine under those conditions and instead have spent the past few years sanctioning Russia and arming Ukraine in the hopes of renegotiating the peace agreement to their liking. A free Donbass/Luhansk would create same demands in other regions of Ukraine. The strategy ended in spectacular failure as the mobilization of Ukrainian troops in Eastern Ukraine earlier this year resulted in a military stand-off with Russia, in which both the West made it clear they did not intend to follow Ukraine into a war. The neo-Nazi groups, the Right Sector and Azovs Batallion backed down and Russia removed its troops.