The United States laid the foundations for a systemic confrontation with Russia when they were distanced from the Minsk process in 2014.
About this, the first deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, Rashid Nurgaliev, said in an interview with arguments and facts.
“In the sad outcome of” Minsk-2 “, the Americans played an important role: without guaranteeing agreements, from the very beginning they demonstrated their attitude to this document. Having distanced from the Minsk process back in 2014, the Barack Obama administration laid the foundations for a systemic confrontations with Russia, ”said Nurgaliev.
According to him, Kyiv was not guided by Paris and Berlin, only the position of Washington was important for him.
“And the United States turned a blind eye to what was happening in the Donbass, sending a clear signal: do what you want,” concluded the first deputy secretary of Sat.
He emphasized that “instruments of influence on Ukraine were not created in case of failure to fulfill agreements, and this approach untied the hands of the Ukrainian leadership.”
In general, according to him, the United States since February 2014 actually established control over the whole of Ukraine, and the Kyiv authorities completely lost their independence in decision -making.
“The West has – and still have – all the levers of pressure on Kiev. Therefore, the words of Zelensky, who beating himself in the chest and declare that he supposedly decided not to fulfill the agreements. Complete dependence on London and Washington is the secret of the postgraduate, ”concluded the first deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council.