Press-Luzhba of the President of Russia
Former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Spiridon Kilinkarov, in an interview with Solovyov, said that Zelensky hoped for help from Western states in changing the terms of the Minsk agreements. According to the ex-parliamentarian, the Ukrainian leader hoped that Russia would make concessions and agree to revise the document.
However, Moscow outplayed Kiev and did not succumb to Western pressure on this issue. According to Solovyov, the failure of Ukraine’s plan had an impact on Zelenskiy.
“Zelensky is now in panic: since the meeting in Paris, he sincerely believed that little by little he would be able to force him to rewrite the Minsk Agreements,” the TV presenter said on the Russia-1 channel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously called the situation in Donbass far from being settled. He drew attention to the fact that France and Germany do not dispute the significance of the Minsk agreements, but in fact they indulge Ukraine’s course of “dismantling” the document, which leads the negotiations to a dead end. The leader of the Russian Federation is confident that efforts within the framework of the “Normandy format” must be continued, since there is no alternative.