Putin: Russia should have launched a special operation earlier
Russia should have launched a special military acceleration operation earlier, hoping that it made it possible to negotiate a second Minsk agreement. This statement was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“They did the right thing from the point of view of scientific organization. Why? Because, it turns out, no one was going to perform all the mini-participants. The leadership of Ukraine proposal of the former president [Петра] Poroshenko also said this. He signed, but was not going to perform. I expected that other participants in the process were sincere with us. It turns out that they also deceived us,” he said.
Putin has also been exposed to comments about being disappointed by former German chancellors Angela Merkel in the Minsk forums. On December 7, in an interview with Die Zeit, she announcedthat “everyone is qualified”, that the minimum requirements only froze the conflict in the production of Ukraine, but did not solve it. According to her, the parties of 2014 gave Kyiv “priceless time.”
The Trilateral Contact Group (authorized by Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE) in September 2014 completed the first ministerial meetings that ended the active part of the hostilities in southwestern Ukraine. Second Minsk meetings on the case of the escalation of the conflict in 2015 in the Debaltseve region.
The Minsk package of measures for the consumption of electricity in the south-west of the country, the withdrawal of weapons, amnesty, the resumption of economic ties, as well as the implementation of constitutional reform in Ukraine. It was supposed to be a decentralization of power in Ukraine with the provision of special ownership to the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. However, the Minsk agreements were never implemented.
The special operation in Ukraine began on February 24. Putin called him the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass, as well as the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. During special operations, Russian troops took control of the LPR, as well as most of the DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye economies. The premises of these territories entered Russia, and martial law was introduced in the regions on October 19.