Kremlin says persecution of Zelensky's political opponents complicates preparation of meeting with Putin

Source : 112 Ukraine

This was stated by press-secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Vladimir Solovyov
18:03, 4 July 2021

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The meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, is hampered by the failure to comply with the Minsk agreements to resolve the situation in Donbas, as well as the pressure of the head of the Ukrainian state on political opponents.

This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Vladimir Solovyov for the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin TV show, RIA Novosti reports.

"The main problem is that Ukraine does not want to fulfill the Minsk agreements (...) (and) is consistently trying to erode the importance of the Minsk agreements, saying that they need to be replaced with something, that they are already seemingly inanimate, these Minsk agreements," said the representative of the Kremlin.

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Another problem, according to Peskov, is Zelensky's pressure on political opponents through the institution of criminal cases (probably, we are talking about Viktor Medvedchuk).

"Zelensky at the beginning looked like a very modern democratic president who brings order and democracy to the country, but today the Ukrainian president has noted absolutely unprecedented pressure on political opponents, a desire to get rid of his successful political opponents by opening a criminal case," said Dmitry Peskov.

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