Posted 29 декабря 2022, 06:36

Published 29 декабря 2022, 06:36

Modified 29 декабря 2022, 08:54

Updated 29 декабря 2022, 08:54

The Russian Foreign Ministry ruled out a possibility of a dialogue with Kiev on Vladimir Zelensky's "formula for peace"

29 декабря 2022, 06:36
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kiev is not ready for dialogue with Moscow and criticized the "formula for peace" proposed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The Minister accused the current Ukrainian authorities of incompetence and Russophobic views.

"It is obvious that Kiev is not ready for dialogue. Putting forward all sorts of ideas and "formulas of peace", Zelensky cherishes the illusion of achieving, with the help of the West, the withdrawal of our troops from the Russian territory of Donbass, Crimea, Zaporozhye and Kherson region, the payment of reparations by Russia, the appearance of "surrender to international tribunals" and the like. Of course, we will not talk to anyone on such terms," Lavrov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.The Foreign Minister recalled that after the start of the special operation, the President of Ukraine took the initiative to start the negotiation process, but that Moscow agreed.

After several rounds of negotiations, the dialogue was interrupted by the Ukrainian side. According to Lavrov, this is caused by the lack of independence of the Ukrainian authorities."However, the negotiation process that began in February demonstrated Zelensky's complete lack of independence in making important decisions.

Already in April, at the behest of the Anglo—Saxons interested in continuing hostilities, he quickly stopped negotiations and sharply toughened his position," the minister explained his position.In an interview, he noted that there are no "sane political figures" in Kiev now, but expressed hope for their appearance.

Lavrov stressed the incompetence of Ukrainian politicians of the current system. He connects all this with the "suppression of dissent" in Ukraine."The current "clip" of Ukrainian politicians is well known to everyone for its non-negotiability.

Most of them are outspoken Russophobes <...> Whether adequate politicians have remained in the territories controlled by the Kiev regime is difficult to say, especially given the widespread practice of suppressing dissent and arbitrary reprisals against dissenters there. Can some sane political figure appear in Kiev later? We'll wait and see," the Russian Foreign Minister added.On the eve of the President of Ukraine said that next year will be decisive in the conflict in Ukraine.

On September 30, Zelensky signed a decree according to which Kiev will not negotiate with the Russian Federation while Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. The Russian leader and other Russian officials have repeatedly stated their readiness to resume dialogue, noting that the conditions put forward remained unchanged.