MOSCOW (Realist English). During the negotiations of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Istanbul, the issue of denazification, which had been declared as one of the key tasks of the special operation in the Ukraine, was not touched upon, Yaroslav Ignatovsky, Director General of the Politgen company, said in a conversation with the Realist Information Agency.
“Obviously, it is too early to talk about the specific results of the special operation, but according to the results of the negotiations, or rather strange statements based on their results, it can be concluded that it has not yet achieved its main stated goals: the denazification and demilitarization of the Ukraine have not yet been carried out. In the negotiations, the first aspect was not touched upon at all, although denazification was the ideological platform of the entire enterprise. Nothing has been said about pro-Russian political prisoners, about the punishment and disbandment of nationalistic battalions, etc.,” the expert stressed.
Ignatovsky believes that if the Ukrainian regime did not comply with the Minsk agreements and “terrorized Donbass for all 8 years, then why should it fulfill the new agreements when it still has the army and international support”:
“Not only moral support, but arms supplies continue to arrive. Concessions in negotiations with Kiev, which now faces the Russian army, will be regarded as a weakness, primarily by the enemy himself. This will only lead to a repeat of the situation that began in February. Without real denazification, which Zelensky, of course, will not carry out, Kiev will be set up for revenge and will undoubtedly try to accumulate various political forces around itself, thereby strengthening the neo-Nazi regime.”
On March 29, the Russian and Ukrainian delegations held talks in Istanbul. The meeting was held at the Dolmabahce Palace. After the talks, the head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said that Russia had received written proposals from the Ukrainian side concerning a neutral, non-aligned status, refusal to deploy foreign military bases and foreign troops on the territory of the Ukraine, from production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said that the Ukraine cannot be trusted during the negotiations. In his opinion, the Kievan authorities are incapable of negotiating, and this is evidenced by the seven-year experience of the negotiation process with the Ukrainian side.