Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev accused the West of seeking to transfer hostilities from Ukrainian territories to Russian ones. According to him, the entire NATO bloc is fighting against Russia in Ukraine.
«In fact, the NATO bloc is fighting against us, whose members provide the Kyiv regime with heavy weapons, ammunition, intelligence, provide training for military specialists»– said Patrushev (quote from «Interfax»).
He believes that NATO «participate in the planning of military operations, blackmail with the use of weapons of mass destruction». That is why, according to the Secretary of the Security Council, «Solving the tasks of denazification, demilitarization of Ukraine is a necessary condition for neutralizing threats to the security of our people and people in the liberated territories».
Patrushev also commented on the West’s non-recognition of the results of “referenda» in Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. «Even before the start of the referendums, the US, England and EU functionaries announced that they would not recognize their results. Apparently they forgot what a normal democratic plebiscite looks like»– he said.
The United States is also to blame for the breakdown of negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv, the Secretary of the Security Council believes. According to him, Russia, as opposed to the United States, is interested in “Ukraine getting rid of neo-Nazism, and the population would live in peace and comfort.” “That’s why all attempts at a negotiation process were thwarted on the orders of the American patrons of the Kyiv regime,” Patrushev said.
On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed agreements on the admission of four new subjects to Russia – the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Following this, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced his decision to apply for NATO membership. He also stressed that he would not hold any negotiations with Russia as long as Putin remains its president.