Kremlin says Ukraine's conditions for peace talks unrealistic, Kyiv ‘doesn’t want to negotiate’

15 November 2022, 04:57 PM
Lavrov says France’s Macron still wants to meet with Putin to discuss peace (Photo:Bradjward/flickr.com)

Lavrov says France’s Macron still wants to meet with Putin to discuss peace (Photo:Bradjward/flickr.com)

Ukraine “doesn't want to compromise with Moscow” and is continuing to try to achieve its aims on the battlefield, despite its losses, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov said on Nov. 15.

"We state the main thing here — that the position both de facto and de jure of the Ukrainian side indicates that Ukraine cannot and does not want to negotiate," he said in a comment to Kremlin-controlled media.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergiy Lavrov echoed Peskov, saying Ukraine doesn't want to negotiate with Russia, and calling Ukrainian conditions for peace talks "unrealistic".

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"I said again that all problems are with the Ukrainian side, which is categorically refusing negotiations and putting forward conditions that are obviously unrealistic," Lavrov told reporters during a press conference at the G20 summit.

He also said he discussed Russia’s position with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Talking to reporters, Lavrov said that during their short meeting Macron "confirmed his willingness to continue contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin to find some agreements that would allow this whole situation to be settled, as he put it."

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