Putin called absurd and frivolous demands on Russia to fulfill Minsk agreements


MOSCOW, October 13. Russian President Vladimir Putin called absurd, frivolous and unfunny constant demands to Moscow to perform Minsky agreement.

“There is no alternative to the Minsk agreements. But to say that Russia has to implement them, it becomes absurd, – said the head of state, speaking at the forum VTB “Russia calling!”. – This already becomes not serious, not funny, just ridiculous.” Putin added that the most important thing that should be the basis of settlement of the situation in southeastern Ukraine “is a political process.”

The President of Russia said that the Western countries see that the solution of all problems in the Donbass is not in the jurisdiction of Moscow.

“There’s a lot of problems, but the vast majority of them does not lie within our competence. Our colleagues in Europe and the US see it or not see? I think I see, – said Putin. – I have reason to believe that precisely you can see, but they are uncomfortable to say that the current government in Kiev is not able to solve this problem”. “It is much easier to pass on to us and say, “Look, you’re there to strengthen, triple and chesterite” – described the situation to Putin. “But it is necessary that our partners have met their obligations”, – said the President of the Russian Federation.

The President acknowledged that the process of finding a compromise for the elections in the Donbass will be difficult, but Kyiv needs to do it.

“It will be a difficult process to find a compromise, but the only way. And there is no problem from our side. In spite of all political restrictions, it should do our colleagues in Kiev”, – said the President.

“We need to do it,” – said Putin.

Speech by Vladimir Putin at the investment forum “Russia calling!”. Online broadcast