ANKARA, April 3 — RIA Novosti. Russia has repeatedly expressed its concern about the failure of the Minsk agreements by the Kiev authorities and the threat to national security, but did not want to talk to Moscow, wrote Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Alexey Yerkov, in an article for the newspaper AydInlIkquoting the phrase «if you do not want to talk to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, you will talk to the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu.»
“We tried honestly to reach out to our partners, we repeatedly expressed concerns about the Kiev authorities’ non-compliance with the Minsk agreements and the growing threat to national security. Russia. The latest attempt was made quite recently — in December last year, when Russia, in a desperate attempt to negotiate, presented USA AND FOR THIS draft legally binding agreements that could alleviate our fears and at the same time ensure de-escalation. They refused to talk to us, chasing us away like an annoying fly. Well, there is a saying in modern Russian: «If you don’t want to talk to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, you will talk to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.» Now they are talking, ”he wrote. Erchow.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin called his goal «to protect people who had been the target of intimidation and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.» To this end, according to him, it is planned to carry out «demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine» in order to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for «bloody crimes against the civilian population». Donbass.