Zelensky’s statements show he has no idea what Minsk Agreements are – Pushilin

October 11, 2019 11:43

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. Kiev’s speculations on plans A and B concerning Donbass have nothing to do with the Minsk Agreements, said DPR Head Denis Pushilin.

“We are hearing from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, as earlier from ex-president Petr Poroshenko, that they are interested in border (control) only, though this issue is covered in final articles of the Minsk Agreements. Zelensky’s careless deliberations reveal he’s not a politician aiming for peace but a person who has not been explained the essence of the Minsk Agreements.”

Pushilin said that it seemed to him as if Zelensky was not aware that a seven-day ceasefire was not a precondition for the disengagement in Petrovskoye area this time.

“Judging by the way Zelensky openly says he is not happy with the document signed in Minsk; this leads us to an obvious conclusion that Ukraine is not going to deliver on its obligations”,

Two attempts to renew the disengagement in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye demilitarized zones failed on October 9 and 10, as the Republics signaled their readiness to withdraw forces to eliminate violations of the disengagement agreement, but Ukraine failed to do so. On October 10 the DPR representatives fired three signal flares in Petrovskoye waiting for Ukrainian reply, but to no avail. *ot*рр