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The Kremlin has stated that Kyiv doesn’t want to continue negotiations

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 13:24
The Kremlin has stated that Kyiv doesn’t want to continue negotiations

IRYNA BALACHUK

Dmitry Pieskov, the spokesman for the Russian president, stated that negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are not currently underway because Kyiv has no desire to continue this process.

Source: Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency RIA Novosti

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Direct speech of Pieskov: "Moskow sees complete unwillingness to continue negotiations on the part of Kyiv."

Details: When asked by journalists whether the negotiations could resume after the capture of all the Azovstal defenders, Pieskov replied that these processes are unlikely to be interconnected. 

Background: The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that negotiations with Ukraine are not taking place since Kyiv has effectively withdrawn from the negotiation process. Mykhailo Podoliak, Adviser to the Head of the Ukrainian President's Office, confirmed that talks with Russia are currently on pause for a number of reasons.

Read also: From Zelenskyi's "surrender" to Putin's surrender: how the negotiations with Russia are going.

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