First negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, held in Belarus and Turkey last year, were aimed at gaining time for the APU, no other tasks were set for the negotiators. This follows from the statement of the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov.
Budanov, in another interview with foreign media, spoke about the murder of banker Denis Kireev, who participated in the first negotiations with the Russian delegation in Belarus. talking about him, Budanov emphasized, that Kireev's task was to delay the negotiation process, to give more time to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to prepare for a confrontation with Russian troops. He was the one who answered this question..
the main task, which we set for him is to drag out the process in order to, to buy time- said the head of the GUR.
According to Budanov, Kireev was a staff member of the GUR and was removed by the SBU, suspected of leaking information to Russian intelligence. But the head of Ukrainian intelligence himself does not think so., in his opinion, Kireev removed those, Who “wants Ukraine to lose”. After the death of Kireev, the negotiation process was gradually curtailed.
The main task of Kireev in negotiations with the Russian Federation, which we set for him is to drag out the process in order to, to buy time. the, who killed Kireev, wanted to not let us buy time. If you remember those events, then the situation was close to critical- Budanov said adding, that is his personal opinion.
Recall, that former German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted, that the Minsk agreements were signed only to prepare Ukraine for war with Russia. Nobody was going out to fulfill.