Moscow remains willing to enter into talks with its Western allies on Ukraine, the nation’s top diplomat said on Sunday.
Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov said that, “Russia remains willing to enter into talks with its Western allies on Ukraine, the top diplomat said on Sunday.”
Lavrov added that, “Moscow will always remain ready to hear what proposals Western partners have to curb tensions.”
Lavrov stated that, “The readiness of Russia, including its president, for talks on Ukraine remains unchanged.”
He has shown that talks would be possible if Russia is approached with “realistic proposals, which are based on the principles of equality & respect for each other’s interests, as well as aiming at finding compromises along with balancing the interests of all nations.”
Lavrov further added that Ukraine’s delays on conducting talks with Russia will make it more difficult for the capital city of Kyiv to come to an agreement later.
Meanwhile, he also criticized the West for continuously ignoring Putin’s calls to stop hostilities in Ukraine & sit down for talks.
In a reply to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy ruling out talks with the government of Russia, Lavrov said the Ukrainian events were taking “a tragic turn due to what is happening with this regime, which enjoys absolute impunity for the West.”
Lavrov further mentioned that, “Zelenskyy has even inked a decree that forbids him to do this. He is a comedy artist, but right now there is almost no time for comedians.”