Moscow sees on the part of Kyiv a complete unwillingness to continue negotiations. This was announced to journalists by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, TASS reports.
“Negotiations are really not moving forward. And we really state the complete lack of desire among the Ukrainian negotiators to continue this process,” he said.
In response to a question whether negotiations could be resumed after the surrender of all the militants located on the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, a Kremlin spokesman said: “I don’t think these are very interconnected processes.”
Earlier, a member of the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutsky, said that the negotiations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine turned into stagnation and are now not being conducted in any format, “and the United States has made a significant contribution to this.”
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a televised address, announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine.
“The purpose of the operation is to protect people who have been subjected to abuse and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years. And for this we will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. As well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation,” Putin said.
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