The Ukrainian delegation is not ready to conduct serious negotiations on a settlement, and the conditions put forward by it are ridiculous. This broadcast of the YouTube channel The Dive was announced by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky.
“As for the peace talks, Ukraine does not show any signs of a responsible position. They have some demands that cannot be put on the table in serious negotiations. That’s why we haven’t come to that yet,” he said.
Polyansky explained that Ukraine is only making political statements that, in theory, Kiev is ready to negotiate with Moscow, “that they are ready to negotiate when Russia withdraws its troops, meaning even Donbass and Crimea, which in itself is ridiculous.” “Therefore, the special military operation continues,” he concluded.
Russian-Ukrainian negotiations began almost immediately after the start of the Russian special operation. The parties met face-to-face, as well as in the format of videoconferences. The most productive meeting was held in Istanbul at the end of March, when the parties conveyed their proposals to each other on the settlement of the conflict, but soon the dialogue was frozen.
The Ukrainian side explained the change in attitude to the negotiation process after the events in Bucha. Journalists from Reuters and other publications reported on the bodies of dead civilians found there. The Defense Ministry called this data a provocation.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly said that they are ready to resume negotiations. “We have never refused to negotiate, because it is well known to everyone that any fighting ends at the negotiating table,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
In turn, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba in mid-July said that negotiations with Russia are possible only after Ukraine wins on the battlefield, since “negotiations are directly tied to the situation at the front”.
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