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Oleksiy Danilov: Ukraine Doesn’t Seek to Denounce Minsk Agreements, Offers to Finalise Them

Oleksiy Danilov

Ukraine proposes to finalise the Minsk agreements as it is impossible to implement them in the current form, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said.

“We are not denouncing them. We need to work with the Minsk agreements. We have no others. But we must understand that it is [impossible] to perform them in the current form. It’s nonsense to hold elections in our Ukrainian territory with the presence of Russian tanks, armoured personnel carriers, generals, and officers. It is impossible,” Danilov said.

According to him, a number of circumstances and events that have taken place over the years of the war must now be taken into account.

“Do the Minsk agreements mention that Putin has issued 650,000 passports? No, they do not. So, who will hold elections there now? Will citizens with Russian passports now vote in accordance with the Ukrainian law? Well, it’s nonsense,” the NSDC Secretary said.

He also informed that Ukraine had intensified diplomatic work with international partners to justify its position on the Minsk agreements, but the details of these efforts cannot be disclosed yet.

Danilov also stressed that Ukraine should not constantly be in the role of a petitioner but should make efforts to tune up the economy and fight against corruption.

Bohdan Marusyak

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