The Russian Security Council official Dmitry Medvedev claimed that Ukraine is being used as a “geopolitical pressure tool” against Russia and China because it is in the hands of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also said Ukraine has become a “toy”.
Medvedev felt unpleasant with the action of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and anticipated his actions as president would likely result in the country’s destruction.
While talking about NATO, he noted,” The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has not kept its promise as it was going to voiced regarding the non-expansion to the east and moved to Russian state borders. Hence, the simple promise was not to extend NATO, but they didn’t abide their commitment”.
He aspires for leadership that aims for a sensible balance on a variety of subjects, including the recognition of Crimea as part of Russia.
He cited the discriminatory law against Ukraine’s indigenous peoples as an example, as well as the country’s inability to implement the Minsk agreements on Donbas.
Medvedev further stated that there had not been any objection regarding the participation of the United States in negotiations on Ukraine.
It is significant to mention here that Russia and Ukraine agreed that all parties should observe a “ceasefire” in Ukraine’s eastern region. The decision was taken after eight hours of talks at a four-way meeting in Paris on Wednesday, January 26.
Dmitry Kozak, the Kremlin’s Deputy Chief of Staff, stated that “the truce must be followed unconditionally” by all parties, Sputnik reported.
Moscow and Kyiv had a Normandy Format meeting in Paris, with representatives from France and Germany in attendance.
According to the report, the four nations compiled a list of political issues relating to the Minsk agreements on the settlement in eastern Ukraine and reached an agreement on a truce in Donbas.