Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on November 25 that Kyiv is not opposed to negotiations with Russia.
«[Президент Украины] Volodymyr Zelensky at the G20 summit spoke about “world peace” and expressed the will to achieve it,” the minister said, answering a question from the French newspaper Parisien.
Kuleba specified that in order to negotiate, Russia “should stop confusing dialogue with an ultimatum.”
The minister also stressed that Western leaders are not pushing Ukraine into negotiations against its interests. A just world, according to Kuleba, begins with the restoration of the country’s territorial integrity.
Last week, Zelensky named 10 points to resolve the conflict over Ukraine. They include radiation, nuclear, food and energy security, the release of all prisoners of war under the formula “all for all” and the restoration of the country’s territorial integrity. Zelensky also pointed out that new Minsk agreements are impossible.
The Ukrainian president said that he allegedly received “signals” from the leaders of foreign countries about Russia’s readiness to conduct peace negotiations. He added that he wants the negotiations to take place in a public form, and not “behind the scenes.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the Ukrainian side has “seven Fridays a week.” He recalled that Kyiv’s decisions on negotiations are constantly changing both from full readiness and to official laws prohibiting any negotiations.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.