Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky’s arguments about changing the order of priority for the fulfilment of the Minsk Agreements are groundless, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin stated to Interfax.

“Statements about the intentions to argue about and change the priorities for action provided for by the Minsk Agreements demonstrate that the president of Ukraine does not understand the basics of international law, his real attitude to the interstate documents and obligations of Ukraine. Moreover, Zelensky seriously overestimates his weight in geopolitics,” Denis Pushilin said.

He noted that Ukraine’s credibility gap and failure to negotiate have already become a household name.

“Kiev’s official government should not forget what conditions made Ukraine sign the agreements in the capital of Belarus each time — they had no other options to save their army. No one has ever given them the right to dictate the terms and the order of priority for the fulfilment of treaty provisions, either then or now. They must not interpret them in keeping with the wishes of the narrow-minded political elite, but fulfill them unconditionally,” Denis Pushilin stressed.

Earlier, the president of Ukraine claimed that the most difficult issue in the negotiations with Russia during the upcoming summit of the Normandy Four would be the discussion of the sequence of activities on settlement of the situation in Donbass. He believes that first it is necessary to gain control over the border between the DPR and Russia before holding local elections in Donbass.