Denis Pushilin: No One Gave Ukraine the Right to Dictate the Terms and Order of Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

The arguments of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky about changing the order of implementation of the points of the Minsk Agreements are pointless, said the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin to “Interfax“.

“Statements of intent to discuss and change the order of actions envisaged by the Minsk Agreements demonstrate the lack of understanding by the President of Ukraine of the foundations of international law, as well as his real attitude to inter-state documents and Ukraine’s obligations. In addition, Zelensky seriously overestimates his importance in geopolitics,” said Denis Pushilin.

He noted that the unreliable and non-agreeability of Ukraine has already “become a byword”.

“The government in Kiev should not forget under what conditions Ukraine every time signed agreements in the capital of Belarus: when there were no other options to save its army. No one gave it the right to dictate the terms and order of the implementation of the clauses of the agreement neither then nor even now. It is obliged not to interpret them in accordance with the wishes of domestic politics, but to implement them unconditionally,” said Denis Pushilin.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine said that the most difficult issue in negotiations with Russia during the forthcoming summit of the Normandy Four will be the discussion of the order of actions to resolve the situation in Donbass. He believes that first it is necessary to transfer control over the border between the DPR and Russia, and then to hold local elections on the territory of Donbass.

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