DONETSK, January 31. /TASS/. Denis Pushilin, the interim head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, on Tuesday said Western countries had shown they openly break all rules, so they shouldn’t be trusted.
He was commenting on a statement by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock who said European countries are at war with Russia, not with each other.
"The West breaks all the rules and does not hide it: The masks have come off. There are no illusions. <... > All this should be a warning to us when trying to agree on something with them. We go our own way. No more playing nice, no more trust, at least in the current situation," he said on Telegram.
Pushilin said the West had already, in fact, admitted that they perceived the Minsk deal, which, as was stated, was supposed to put an end to the conflict in Donbass, as an opportunity to funnel weapons into Ukraine and buy time.
He said the United States is the only country that benefits from this conflict. "They are wiping out the Slavs with their own hands by pushing them into war. Supplying a minimum amount of weapons, they demand it from other countries, while at the same time killing the economy of their "European partners." Everything is going without a hitch, or according to Brzezinski's grand chessboard," the top official said.
He said European politics is degenerating before our eyes.
"They no longer have any diplomacy left. The law doesn't exist for them," Pushilin said.
Baerbock told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on January 24 that European countries are at war with Russia, not with each other. She used the phrase to try to convince Western countries to avoid discord about supplying weapons to Kiev. The German Foreign Ministry later said Baerbock sought to stress West’s unity in supporting Ukraine. The German government continues to insist that Germany isn’t a party to the conflict.