Russia isn't actually ready for peace talks – Canadian intelligence

4 March, 07:04 PM
Russia wants to continue waging war (Photo:REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Russia wants to continue waging war (Photo:REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Russia's actions show the wish to continue its full-scale war against Ukraine, with no chance for peace talks, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command tweeted on March 4.

"Russia has constantly claimed that it is open to negotiations to end its war in Ukraine. Based on our analysis, Russia continues to demonstrate a commitment to its maximalist war aims, which is at odds with its professed openness to a negotiated settlement to the conflict," the Canadian intelligence revealed.

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To prove its point, the agency gives an example of Russia’s insistence on remaining in occupied territories of four Ukrainian oblasts.

"Russia knows its preconditions are a non-starter for Ukraine, indicating Russia is currently unwilling to negotiate a good-faith peace agreement," the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command concluded.

On March 2, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that Russia had not given up hope for a "serious negotiation" with Ukraine.

In response to these claims, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak proposed that Putin's minister assess the "new realities on the ground of hostilities" and "withdraw troops from foreign territory, restore the 1991 border, and begin 'serious negotiations.'"

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