Former Japanese PM Abe: Zelensky’s stance on NATO and Donbass led to Russian action
MOSCOW, May 29 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s stance on NATO membership and his refusal to resolve the conflict in Donbass led to the launch of a Russian special operation in the former Soviet republic. declaration Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, in an interview with The Economist.
“If the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, had been compelled to promise that his country would not join NATO or to grant a high degree of autonomy to the two eastern enclaves, it would have been possible to avoid hostilities,” Abe said.
The politician noted that it will be extremely difficult to achieve a change in the position of the leader of Ukraine. According to him, US President Joe Biden can influence the president of the former Soviet republic.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. According to the Ministry of Defense, the armed forces attack only the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, and on March 25 they completed the main tasks of the first stage – they significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
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