Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev explained the French journalists a special operation in Donbass threats to the vital interests of Russia — if not, without it, could do.
“The vital interests of Russia are already under threat. And that is why there is a special military operation in the Donbass, demilitarisation of the armed forces of Ukraine and the expurgation of events. If the threat to the interests of our country was not, now would be such operation is not carried out,” he said in the program Darius Rosana French TV channel LCI.
“From time to time, without this operation you can do. And we were negotiating with the Ukrainians, which at least tried to, with the Europeans and the United States,” he said.
However, according to Medvedev, these negotiations have been unsuccessful.
“Nobody heard us. Ukraine has relied on help from the West, and the Americans, like Europeans, told us: “No, we are no solutions to confirm the participation of Ukraine in NATO in the future, I can not accept, we hold an open door policy, so we are no guarantees can not give — let it ride”. Well, you know the result”, he concluded.