A major peace plan, signed in an effort to put an end to the war in eastern Ukraine, could lead to the country’s collapse if implemented, the chief of its National Security and Defense Council has warned as tensions flare on the shared border with Russia.
Speaking to the Associated Press on Monday, Alexey Danilov insisted that Ukraine’s officials must review the peace deal to avoid the foundations of Eastern European nation crumbling. “The fulfillment of the Minsk agreement means the country’s destruction,” he argued. “When they were signed under the Russian gun barrel – and the Germans and the French watched – it was already clear for all rational people that it’s impossible to implement those documents.”
According to Danilov, Western nations should not push Ukraine into enacting the current terms set out in the accords. “If they insist on the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements as they are, it will be very dangerous for our country,” he warned.