The proposal of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Reznikov to negotiate the Donbass without Russia testifies to the inconsistency and failure of the Ukrainian leadership, which has not yet fulfilled the Minsk agreements, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexey Chepa.
Earlier, Reznikov suggested that Great Britain and the United States begin consultations on the situation in the Donbass in the “Budapest format” without Russia’s participation. In his opinion, negotiations should be conducted in this format, since Russia allegedly “violated” the Budapest memorandum and “attacked” Ukraine.
“It’s clear that this (Reznikov’s proposal) is nonsense and nonsense: Russia did not attack any Ukraine. These were the consequences of the coup that took place as a result of the next Maidan revolution in Ukraine. And this is an internal civil war,” Chepa said.
He noted that the main thing is the establishment of peace in the Donbass, the implementation of the Minsk agreements. “Unfortunately, all statements remain only statements, there is no peace – shelling continues,” the deputy added.
Chepa also noted the lack of consistency in the position of the Ukrainian authorities.
“I think this is a confusion of concepts, where are the Minsk agreements, are they forgotten or something? Are they calling for other negotiations? There is no sequence. This once again speaks of the bankruptcy of the authorities. There are agreements that are not being implemented. Therefore, all these statements are worthless.” – concluded the deputy.
The Budapest memorandum was signed in 1994 by Ukraine, Russia, the USA, France and Great Britain. According to this document, Kiev joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and eliminated its nuclear potential, while Moscow, Washington and London guaranteed the country security.