In a recent interview with Forbes, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary Aleksey Danilov accused two European powers, Germany and France, of being morally responsible for territorial issues in Ukraine. Ukraine and Georgia.
|Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Mr. Aleksey Danilov|
Mr. Danilov accused France of acting that led to Ukraine losing control of Crimea and parts of the Donbass. France was also responsible for causing Georgia to lose the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
According to Danilov’s argument, France received an order from Russia for two Mistral amphibious assault ships as a bribe after making a corrupt deal with Moscow. Mr. Danilov did not give evidence for this, but emphasized that European partners have criticized Ukraine for corruption, but there is corruption in the government themselves.
“Our international partners rebuke us and say we have not beaten corruption,” he said. But there is also corruption in other countries. For example, the French took part in negotiations between Georgia and Russia in 2008. As a result, the Georgians lost some territory.”
He said that in the case of Ukraine losing its territory in the southeastern part of the country, France was also responsible.
“I don’t know if they [Pháp-ND] whether they get something as part of the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk and Crimea, but they have a moral responsibility,” explained Danilov.
When it comes to Germany, the Ukrainian politician accused Berlin of working with France to prevent Georgia and Ukraine from joining NATO in 2008. As a result, these two countries were attacked by Russia.
He stressed that he will express a strong position on this issue once Germany and France have a closed meeting with Ukraine.
It is not clear whether such statements can help the situation in Donbass to be resolved, but surely Mr. Danilov will “displease” European partners who are engaged in the peaceful settlement of the civil war in Ukraine. .
Ukraine accused Western countries of not acting strong enough to force Russia to fulfill its commitments in the Minsk peace agreement, which is to force Russia to withdraw all weapons in southeastern Ukraine. But Moscow denies the allegation. The Russian side insists that it does not provide weapons to the self-proclaimed countries in the Donbass, and that Moscow participates in peace negotiations to protect the interests of people of Russian origin living in this border area.
The Kremlin has stated that the current outstanding issue for the situation in Donbass is Ukraine’s refusal to enter into negotiations with the two self-declared republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. Obviously this is an internal conflict, but even Kiev itself refuses to dialogue with its own people.
That is also why Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he did not see any reason to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky, who is placing decision-making powers in his country in the hands of foreigners.