President of Russia, Vladimir Putin said on Monday that he would consider a request for accreditation with the Security Council. What did Self-proclaimed republics of eastern Ukraine.
“We are going to determine our future actions in that directionTaking into account the demands of the leaders of the self-proclaimed republics Donetsk And Lugansk In recognition of its sovereignty, and at the request of the Russian Duma (lower house) on the same issue, ”Putin told an expanded Security Council meeting.
Leaders of self-proclaimed People’s Republics Donetsk (RPD) and Lugansk (RPL), in eastern Ukraine, today asked the Kremlin leader to recognize themselves as independent nations.
According to Putin, Ukrainian authorities do not plan to comply with Minsk agreements for immigration to eastern Ukraine They say that openly too.
“Kiev authorities are not going to comply with it (Minsk agreement). In addition, they have spoken publicly at the highest levels, at the level of foreign ministers and at the level of the Security Council. “
At the same time he added “Russia has made and continues to make efforts to resolve all difficult moments peacefully.”But – he pointed out – “What we have today is what we have.”
The Russian leader added The threat that Moscow will use Ukraine as a tool by Western powers to clash with Russia.
“The use of Ukraine as a tool for confrontation with our country, Russia, represents a serious and very serious threat to us.Putin said.
He pointed out this is the reason in recent months Russia has intensified its work with key partners in Washington and NATO Security measures and stability must be guaranteed.
“For us, this is a task number one, a priority, not a conflict, but a guarantee of security and development conditions.”, He stressed.
Among the security measures required from the United States and NATOAs for Russia, the Atlantic Alliance needs to promise not to annex Ukraine.
In this way; Putin promised His US envoy, Joe Biden, has promised that Ukraine will not be a NATO member tomorrow And a possible “ban” on this aspiration of the neighboring country.
“A US colleague has promised that Ukraine will not be accepted tomorrow (in NATO), and that some sort of embargo is possible.“, He pointed out.
According to Putin, “they (allies) believe that Ukraine is not ready now. That is why we believe that this (excluding Ukraine from NATO) is not a concession to us, but the coalition’s own plan, “A ban on allies.”
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