MOSCOW, June 10. /TASS/. Ukraine’s new authorities should send a clear message on the readiness to implement the Minsk agreements and take specific steps to execute them, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said, speaking at the Primakov Reading Forum.
"There is still no peace in southeastern Ukraine, and the Donbass population is actually living in a state of siege. Ukraine’s new authorities should send clear messages on the readiness to implement the Minsk accords, and, most importantly, take the corresponding steps to execute them," he said.
Speaking of the situation in global politics, Ushakov noted that "many regions of the world, including the Middle East, are still engaged in violent conflicts."
"There is the task to restore war-battered Syria, where terrorism still persists, the conflict in Afghanistan is still going on, there are civil wars in Libya and Yemen, there are attempts to destabilize the domestic situation in Venezuela and tensions over Iran are sharply escalating again," the Kremlin official said.
Ushakov added that "the destruction of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a blow not just to regional stability but to the whole regime of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons."
Ushakov said that the growing disagreements in the states and their associations that used to be considered an example of stability and prosperity are symptomatic. "Games over so-called Brexit and the outcome of the recent election to the European Parliament showed the difficult situation in the European Union and the variety of visions of Europe’s future," he added.
Confrontation is growing in society in different regions of the planet, Ushakov said. "Nationalism, regional and ethnic separatism, regional and racial intolerance, growing inequality and the persistent unwillingness of the elites to consider the political and social interests of large segments of society are the driving force," the Kremlin official highlighted.