January 5, 2023, 09:18 – Public News Service – OSN

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin accused former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former French President Nicolas Hollande of sabotaging the Minsk agreements, which, he said, caused the conflict in Ukraine. He wrote about this in his Telegram channel.

“It is Merkel and Hollande who, having sabotaged the Minsk agreements, in the understanding of the world community become the perpetrators of the conflict in Ukraine,” Volodin said.

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Merkel has previously argued that the Minsk agreements were signed to help Ukraine by giving it the opportunity to “buy time” and strengthen its weapons.

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation Army launched a special military operation in Ukraine.

Commander of the special forces “Akhmat” Apty Alaudinov He said that the Russian Army is confidently advancing along the line of clashes, and the Ukrainian militants are exhausted and refuse to go on the attack.

The former assistant to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine until 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Selivanov, said that Kyiv is tightening the punishment for desertion, which indicates multiple cases of escape from positions. Selivanov stressed that people simply do not want to be “grave” in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.