The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said That he highly respects and even loves the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, considering him an experienced diplomat, but in the implementation of the Minsk agreements he " clearly distorts ".
"I got a lot of respect and even love Mr. Kerry, he is a very experienced diplomat, he told me That he is still against "star wars" was made some time ago, and properly produced. Now If he made the decision on missile defence, has the ability to be, would not have happened in the present conflict we have on missile defence. But here he is clearly cringe, " - said Putin, speaking to American journalist Charlie rose for channels I.
"If one side, today's Kiev authorities say: we did it, we did it, we completed the Minsk agreement - this is not true, because All this is required to be made in agreement with Donetsk and Lugansk. No there is no agreement ", - noticed the head of the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The authorities of the self-proclaimed LNR appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are required to pass on 18 October. Kiev previously declared the holding of elections on uncontrolled territories in Donbas as illegitimate and said That their implementation would mean the withdrawal of militia from Minsk process and the outcome.
The state Department believes That local elections in the Donbass will be the failures of the Minsk agreements.
"I know the position of our American friends and Here's What I Wish to say about that. I mentioned right now, I see That is forced to repeat. As for local elections in the Minsk agreements says: to approve the law on local elections in agreement with Donetsk and Lugansk. What happened in reality? Kiev authorities adopted the law on their own, without coordinating it with the Donetsk and Lugansk, despite the fact That those three times I sent my own project. No dialogue, were adopted without consultation with them. Moreover, in the law, which was adopted by Kiev, says That in these areas no elections are held, " he said.
"really, as if they themselves provoked the authorized Donetsk and Luhansk to ensure that those appointed their elections. That's All. So we are ready with Mr Kerry to discuss All this, only then it is necessary to induce both parties to fulfil what they signed, not to give the benefit of What they do on their own initiative ", - said the head of the Russian Federation.
Kerry, According to Putin, in this situation, " as a diplomat, cunning "." Secretary of state Kerry in this case as a cunning diplomat, But that's okay, it pertains to his work. All employees of the foreign Ministry cunning, and he, too, " - said the head of the country.
Answering the question is not whether to be in this situation that Putin himself, the head of the Russian Federation stated: "I not only began to do So. I'm not a diplomat ".
Putin gave an interview at the beginning of participation in the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.