Patrushev’s first deputy explained why the Minsk agreements were “killed” | Policy

Patrushev’s first deputy explained why the Minsk agreements were “killed” |  Policy

Russia sincerely sought to resolve the conflict in Ukraine peacefully, and in this sense, the signing of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements on February 12, 2015 was absolutely justified. First Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliev stated this in an interview with

President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized that there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements, the army general recalled.

“If all interested parties wished, they could be implemented. If the agreements reached had been implemented in 2015, the civil war on the territory of Ukraine would have ended in the same year,” Nurgaliev believes.

The fact that Kyiv and Western countries began to use the Minsk agreements as a lever of geopolitical pressure on Russia is not Moscow’s fault, the general noted. He also recalled that after the signing of Minsk, the conflict did not subside, and before the start of the Northern Military District, on the contrary, it flared up even more.

“The laws adopted and the actions of Ukrainian politicians in relation to Donbass were aimed exclusively at its escalation,” Nurgaliev noted.

By the end of February 2022, President Putin stated that the Minsk agreements had ceased to exist, and Moscow recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR.

“As the head of state noted then, the agreements were “killed” even before the recognition of the people’s republics due to the reluctance of the Kyiv authorities to implement them,” concluded the First Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council.

Read the full interview with Rashid Nurgaliev on

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian side was ready to implement the Minsk agreements, although the authorities did not fully understand how this would be done.


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