Kremlin says Ukraine ‘lacks will’ to continue peace talks

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Youth ride scooters in Manezhnaya Square near Red Square and the Kremlin after sunset in Moscow, Russia. File/AP

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The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Kyiv authorities of not wanting to continue talks to end hostilities that started after Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into pro-Western Ukraine.


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“Talks are indeed not moving forward and we note the complete lack of will of Ukrainian negotiators to continue this process,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks during a news conference. File/Reuters

Moreover, Peskov said that there was no movement in peace talks with Ukraine, and that Kyiv was showing a total unwillingness to continue them.


“Negotiations are not progressing and we note the complete unwillingness of Ukrainian negotiators to continue this process”, Peskov said.


On Tuesday Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko as saying that Russia and Ukraine were not holding talks “in any form”, and that Kyiv had “practically withdrawn from the negotiation process”.

 

 

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