Negotiations with Ukraine will be possible when they “get rid of external control and realize what happened,” said the speaker of the Federation Council
Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are possible only taking into account Russian terms, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, RIA Novosti reports.
“Negotiations are possible only subject to our conditions. Readiness for negotiations does not mean that we will persuade Ukraine, no. There will be their will, finally they, perhaps, will get rid of external control and realize what has happened. And under the conditions that Russia announced, such a negotiation process is possible, — said Matvienko.
The last time the Russian and Ukrainian delegations met in person at the end of March. As a result of this meeting, Kyiv handed over proposals for a peaceful settlement to Moscow. The delegations then continued the discussion via video link. But later, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said, Ukraine departed from a number of agreements, wanting to decide the fate of Crimea and Donbass at a bilateral summit. Russia insists that the issue be settled at the stage of drafting a peace agreement.
In mid-May, negotiations were suspended. Responsible for their “freeze” Moscow named Kyiv.
After that, the Russian authorities repeatedly declared their readiness to resume dialogue. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv will return to negotiations when it gets back the territories lost after February 24.
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