Vladimir Medinsky said that Moscow allegedly did not refuse contacts with Kyiv, even at the highest level
The Kremlin accused Ukraine of freezing negotiation process. Moscow allegedly did not refuse contacts with Kyiv.
This was stated by Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky in an interview with the Belarusian TV channel ONT.
“The ball is completely on their side. We, for our part, are ready to continue the dialogue. But I will emphasize once again: the ball for the continuation of peace negotiations is on the Ukrainian side. Freezing the negotiations is entirely Ukraine’s initiative,” Medinsky said.
According to him, Moscow allegedly never refused negotiations with Kyiv at all levels. At the same time, he said that “serious preparations” are needed for the meeting of the presidents, namely, the missing “documents of a high degree of readiness.”
“Heads of state should meet in order to reach final agreements and sign documents, and not to take pictures,” Putin’s aide said.
As UNIAN previously reported, on April 17, the Office of the President stated that negotiations with Russia are now on pause. There are several reasons for this, in particular, the Russians do not demonstrate the key – understanding of today’s processes in the world and their extremely negative role.
Last time the delegations of the two countries met face to face at the end of March. During the meeting, the Ukrainian delegation proposed signing an International Treaty on a new system of security guarantees for it.
In turn, adviser to the head of the presidential office, Mikhail Podolyak, pointed out that negotiations with Russia have not endedthey are suspended, because any war ends with negotiations.