The Minsk agreements were interpreted differently by the Ukrainians and Russians from the start. There was never a mutually agreed upon understanding of the agreements shared by the two antagonists – the Ukrainians defending their national independence and the Russians violating it. Thus the insistence coming from a section of the left to return to the Minsk agreements, as if they settled anything, is simply bogus. It amounts to shifting the blame for the outbreak in fighting from Putin to Ukrainian leaders and Biden, both of whom it is said refused to comply with the Minsk agreements.