I will now express my personal opinion. I believe that until these operations are over, all these negotiations will not be successful, because the Ukrainian delegation is changing its approach every time, and I do not hope that these negotiations will bring any serious results. We have fundamental things that we cannot back down from – the demilitarization of Ukraine, its transformation into a neutral state, the special status of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, and the recognition of Crimea as part of Russia. Until these issues are resolved, there will be no success, “said Russian Ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanova in an interview with Eurocom TV.
She added that the issues of “denazification” will be discussed.
Crimea is an integral part of the Russian Federation. There can be no compromise here. As for the Donetsk and Luhansk republics, two options can be considered – they can have their own status. The Luhansk People’s Republic has expressed a desire to become part of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the military operation is the liberation of Donetsk and Luhansk, which were subjected to destruction. Today, the media is very skeptical about this. The prosecution is gathering evidence for us, and then there will be a new Nuremberg trial and all these horrible things will be shown to the world. The world will see with different eyes what happened, the Russian ambassador added.
“I have nothing else to say here, because all this time, during the destruction of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics, they are on the coast of the Sea of Azov. Ukraine will no longer have access to the Sea of Azov “, Mitrofanova was categorical.
“Russia’s list of enemies includes all European Union countries. This was done without consulting ambassadors. This decision has already been taken, but it complicates economic relations because there are a number of goods that are on the sanctions list. This decision can be changed after a government decision, “she added.
Cooperation between Germany and Russia is especially frightening for the United States. As Europe has not been a subject of international relations for a long time, I do not understand why the people of Europe are willing to pay the price of sanctions. I doubt they are ready. These are just the first consequences of the “sanctions war” – this is an increase in electricity prices and we understand that the EU can compensate for this for a while, but there are other things like metal and precious metals, said the Russian ambassador.