| 19 May 2024, Sunday |

Kremlin says it cannot imagine public negotiations with Kyiv

The Kremlin claimed that Kiev had shifted the parameters of potential peace negotiations, declared that it could not imagine participating in open negotiations, and urged Washington to pressure Kyiv toward diplomacy.

In a briefing call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the United States was capable of taking Russia’s concerns into account and could encourage Kyiv to return to the negotiating table if it wanted to.

Peskov also said Ukraine had changed its position on whether it even wanted to negotiate with Moscow several times during the course of the nine-month conflict and could not be relied on.

  • Reuters