The State Duma Questioned the Ability of Kiev to Hear the Call of Russia on the Minsk Agreements
“Unfortunately, a deep, almost insurmountable chasm has formed between the current leadership of Ukraine and common sense. Kiev has been demonstrating inconsistency in the implementation of the Minsk agreements for many years, ”he told Izvestia.
The behavior of Kiev indicates that it has lost its independence in making meaningful decisions, and all the steps taken by the team of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky show that they have little interest in the real problems and needs of the people of Ukraine. Those at the helm in Kiev are driven by the desire to act on the instructions of Western curators and at the same time “grab another penny” from the budget, the deputy is sure.
“Politicians with such attitudes are incapable of listening and hearing, incapable of doing the right things in the interests of their country,” Belik emphasized.
So the parliamentarian assessed Kiev's ability to hear the call of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to implement the Minsk agreements.
At a press conference following the talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, the President of Russia noted that there is no alternative to these agreements and called on Kiev to implement them.
Macron, in turn, said that he intends to discuss with the Ukrainian authorities Russia's proposals on security guarantees. He noted the need to build new mechanisms that would ensure stability in the region. However, according to him, these new provisions "cannot be erected through revisions of the treaties of the last 30 years, fundamental principles or restricting fundamental European rights."
On Monday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the country would not enter into dialogue with certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics). At the same time, he accused Russia of trying to destabilize the situation in the southeast of the country and drive a wedge between Kiev and its Western partners.