Lavrov: Zelensky’s conditions for resuming negotiations are not serious

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the conditions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in about the resumption of negotiations between the two countries are not serious.

He added, in statements made by the Russian agency “Sputnik”, his intention to visit Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on 31 May.

He also touched on relations between Moscow and Beijing, stressing that this does not mean establishing a military alliance against any party.

Russian presidential aide, Vladimir Medinsky, confirmed last Sunday that Russia is ready to continue talks with Ukraine that have been frozen at the initiative of Kiev.

He also explained in a television interview with the Belarusian channel ONT, that the ball is in the field of Ukraine for the resumption of talks pacenoting that its freezing was entirely a Ukrainian initiative.

He also said that his country has not refused to hold talks, even at the highest levels, pointing out that Russian President Vladimir Putin has done so repeatedly, according to the Russian agency “TASS”.

Negotiations falter

It is noteworthy that the two sides have pointed out in recent days that the negotiations of pace they had stumbled since last April, holding each other responsible for it.

But there have been no significant contacts between the two sides in recent weeks.

The last meeting between the Russian delegations, led by Vladimir Medinsky, and the Ukrainian one, led by David Arakhamia, took place on April 22, according to what was confirmed at the time by Russian official agencies.

It is noteworthy that since the launch of the Russian operation on the territory of the western neighbor on February 24, several have taken place round of interviews, directly or via Internet, but they have not come to understandings that lead to a permanent armistice and the basis for a solution between the two countries.

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