Kiev’s rejection of NATO is not enough to achieve peace, Medvedev said

Flags of countries participating in the NATO headquarters of the organization in Brussels. Archive photo

The refusal of Ukraine’s plans to join NATO, a necessary but insufficient condition for achieving peace, it is necessary to develop security guarantees to Russia, about which spoke the President of the country, said Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.”Understand that refusal to participate in NATO is now necessary, but insufficient condition for achieving peace. It is necessary to produce the same guarantees that you said, and referred to President Putin. That warranty will be worked out, are laid down in the contract, ratified by all parties, it will be sufficient to stop the operation, of course, in achieving its goals,” he said in an interview Darius Rosana French TV channel LCI.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called it a goal of “protecting people, who for eight years harassed, genocide by the Kiev regime”. To do this, as noted by Putin are scheduled to hold “the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, prosecute all war criminals, responsible for “crimes against civilians” of Donbass. The ultimate goal of the operation, according to the Supreme commander, “the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions which would guarantee the security of Russia itself.”