Interfax: Putin accuses Kyiv authorities of not disarming radicals but legalizing them

File Photo of Vladimir Putin Sitting at Desk

ST. PETERSBURG. April 24 (Interfax) – The Kyiv authorities are not disarming radicals but are legalizing them, contrary to the agreements signed recently in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“We took part in the meeting in Geneva and signed certain agreements there, which stipulate that people need to be disarmed on both sides, administrative buildings vacated, and so on. What is happening? Neither the Right Sector, nor any other radical organizations are being disarmed, and nobody is vacating anything in Kyiv. On the contrary, they’ve started legalizing these groups,” Putin said while taking questions at a Popular Front media forum in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

“It is necessary not to follow this way but to follow a way of dialogue between all residents of the country wherever they live,” he said.