The position of the President of the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian issue on the eve of his meeting with the President of France Emmanuel Macron has not changed as well as his assessment of the actions of Kiev on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, said Kremlin.
“Putin’s position is well known. The President (Russian Federation) is highly committed to the need to resolve “domestic” problems, believes that the only currently available in the Arsenal of a tool for the resolution are the Minsk agreements that have to be fulfilled, he advocated the continuation of the work in Normandy format”, – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
However, as noted by Sands, the President of the Russian Federation “enough with the pessimism evaluates the current momentum demonstrated by the Ukrainian side in the implementation plan of the Minsk agreements”.
Sands noted that the discussion of “Ukrainian story” the meeting between Putin and the Macron on Monday in Paris possible. “Putin’s position is well-known (…) This approach is well known, it is not new, and he’s consistent,” – said the press Secretary of the President.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that Russia must be held accountable for its actions in Crimea and the Donbass.