Russia constantly lies and displays hypocrisy during peace talks in Minsk. Volodymyr Gorbulin, Ukraine’s representative in political subgroup of Minsk group, said this in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“Lies and hypocrisy are the key tools of the Russian aggression. The Russian side uses this tool during the Minsk negotiation process. Russia accuses Ukraine and makes it look guilty, saying that Kyiv must be the first to implements political decision”, Gorbulin said.
The diplomat reiterated that first and the most important three provisions of Minsk deals are now regularly breached (the complete and bilateral ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and verification of the withdrawal by the OSCE).
“Russia demands that Ukraine approves the bill on local elections on Donbas; but it gives no answer to who will guarantee security of these elections. Russia wants Ukraine to submit changes to Constitution, but to me, it’s ill-conditioned for any state to offer such things to another state. Besides, Russia constantly lies to the rest of Normandy Four representatives about the consequence of events in eastern Ukraine”, Gorbulin concluded.