The West is not doing anything to make Kiev implement the Minsk agreements, Putin tells Biden
MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn the attention of his American counterpart Joe Biden to the fact that the West is doing nothing to ensure that Kiev implements the Minsk agreements, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Saturday. following a phone call between the two leaders.
According to him, Putin “described in detail the destructive policy of the Ukrainian authorities aimed at sabotaging the Minsk agreements”, which Kiev has been pursuing for years. Putin also “stressed that Western countries were failing to exert the necessary pressure on Kiev to meet its obligations,” the Kremlin aide said.
“Our president pointed out that it is dangerous to militarize Ukraine and pump it with advanced weapons, which Western countries are doing, encouraging the Ukrainian army to organize provocations against Donbass and Crimea,” he said. noted Ushakov. “Given Ukraine’s doctrine, which openly aims to bring Crimea back by force, its potential NATO membership is fraught with consequences, including a direct military stalemate between Russia and the alliance, not least because that the United States considers Article 5 of the Washington Treaty sacred. Our president talked a lot about that during the conversation today,” the Kremlin aide said.