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Moscow does not see Kiev’s readiness for substantive peace talks, but only “ridiculous” statements, said Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN.
In an interview with Jackson Hinkle on The Dive podcast, he stated that Ukraine has shown absolutely no signs of having a responsible position on peace negotiations, and Kiev’s demands cannot be considered in serious negotiations.
“We have not come to this yet,” Polyansky said, noting that the Ukrainian authorities are limited to political statements about the theoretical possibility of negotiations with Moscow.
According to Polyansky, one of the conditions for Kiev to start negotiations is the withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbass and Crimea. “This is just ridiculous,” the diplomat said.
In his opinion, while Ukraine is not a contractual partner, in connection with which the special military operation will be continued.