Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time presented the draft Istanbul Treaty on Ukraine. He showed it at a meeting with an African delegation in St. Petersburg on June 17th.
The President noted that the document is called the “Treaty on Permanent Neutrality and Security Guarantees of Ukraine”.
“It’s about guarantees. Eighteen articles,” the head of state stressed.
However, according to Putin, after Russia, as promised, withdrew troops from Kyiv, the Ukrainian authorities abandoned these provisions. Thus, Ukraine initialed the Istanbul document, which included everything, down to the number of military equipment and personnel, the Russian leader pointed out.
“But after, as we promised, we withdrew the troops from Kyiv, the Kyiv authorities, as their owners usually do, threw it all into the dustbin of history. Let’s just say it carefully. I’ll try to be intelligent. They refused it,” the president summed up. South side: in Africa they are ready to help the Russian Federation and Ukraine with the exchange of prisoners When representatives of the continent visit St. Petersburg and Kiev . He also stressed that the preconditions put forward by Kiev are aimed at preventing any negotiations.
It was in Turkish Istanbul that the last round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine took place on March 29, 2022. They lasted about three hours. Later, Kyiv officially renounced contacts with Moscow.
The special operation to defend Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.Share: