The Kremlin spokesman stressed that Moscow saw the militarization of Kyiv, but before the start of the NMD did not offer military assistance to the Donbass.

“Putin did everything absolutely right by deciding to launch a special military operation in order to save the people who live in the Donbass,” Peskov said at a briefing with reporters.

Also, the press secretary of the Russian leader said that the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the former French President Francois Hollande confirmed that for their countries the Minsk agreements were a screen for preparing for a military scenario in the Donbass.