"The restoration of Ukraine's internationally recognized borders, according to which the entire territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the entire territory of Crimea, including Sevastopol, are inseparable parts of Ukrainian territory. The restoration of international law in accordance with the UN Statutes, the Budapest Memorandum, the final act of the Helsinki Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the bilateral Russian-Ukrainian treaty, which has not been cancelled by Russia, among others. In accordance with this, this is the very peace plan that will really ensure a stable, long-term peace for both nations," Illarionov said.
In his opinion, the Minsk agreements, the implementation of which Moscow demands from Kiev, is a way to eliminate the independence of Ukraine.
According to former Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, Russia wants to have direct influence over all of Ukraine, it is not an issue of Donbass.