Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin called failure President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky from negotiations with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin wrong position.
In an interview with RIA Novosti, he noted that Kyiv’s decision should be condemned. As the Deputy Foreign Minister explained, Moscow publicly declared its readiness to continue negotiations, but the Ukrainian side interrupted them.
“I think it’s a completely wrong position,” Vershinin said, commenting on Ukraine’s refusal to engage in dialogue with the Russian Federation.
On Tuesday, October 4, Zelensky approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the impossibility of negotiations with Putin. The head of Ukraine also called on the country’s Cabinet of Ministers to ensure the strengthening of the army’s defense capability in the event of an escalation.
Former Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow expects changes Zelensky’s positions. He stressed that if this does not happen, Russia will have to talk with his successor.