IThe conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists is unlikely to invoke the Minsk peace agreements, ruling President Vladimir Putin on Monday, accusing Kiev of sabotaging them.
“We understand that they have absolutely no prospects,” he said at a meeting of the Russian Security Council.
The remarks came after a presentation by their head of peace talks in Ukraine, Dmitry Kozak, said that the negotiation process “has been stalled since 2019” and that “never” Ukrainian officials will implement the agreements.
Pro-Russian separatists call on Putin to recognize his independence
Leaders from two different regions in eastern Ukraine on Monday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize their independence and establish “defense cooperation”.
These appeals, coordinated and broadcast on Russian television, were launched by the leaders of the “People’s Republic of Donetsk” and Lugansk, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasennik.
Russia says it is studying this request for recognition.
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