Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that they did not reject negotiations with Ukraine, but that as Kiev delays it, the possibility of reaching an agreement with Moscow will become more difficult.
Lavrov on the Rossiya-1 state channel “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” In his statement on the program, he stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin explained his country’s position in Ukraine during his meeting with State Duma officials and party leaders, the lower house of the Parliament.
Emphasizing that Russia does not reject the negotiations with Ukraine, Lavrov said, “Putin said that those who reject the negotiations should understand that the longer they delay this process, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us.” he said.
Lavrov, the Kyiv administration “negotiations can only happen after Ukraine’s victory and when Russia leaves Ukrainian territory” Recalling that he expressed “They will be ready to speak by imposing their terms on us. They are actively supported and even pampered by London, Washington, Brussels in this regard. If this is their choice, we know how to achieve the goals set by Russian President Vladimir Putin within the framework of a special military operation.” he said.
Noting that two days after the agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations was reached in Istanbul, they still could not get any information from the West about the events in Bucha, Lavrov said that those who put all the blame on Russia did not give the names related to the allegations in the Russian army, just like in the Skripal incident.