WASHINGTON Nov 8 The US sees no evidence that Russia was ready for “good faith” talks with Ukraine, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday. “We have nothing to indicate that the Russians are ready for good faith talks with Ukraine,” he said at a briefing.
Among the possible evidence of this, he called the cessation of attacks on infrastructure and Ukraine.
On Tuesday, after Western media reports that Kyiv was being pushed towards a dialogue with Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky named Ukraine's conditions for starting a dialogue. According to him, this is “the restoration of territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter, compensation for all losses, punishment of every war criminal and guarantees that this will not happen again.” At the same time, earlier Zelensky signed a decree on the implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine on the impossibility of holding negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also stated that Ukraine will not hold any negotiations with Russia while Putin is president.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia remains open to negotiations with Ukraine, but at the moment it is possible to continue them no, because in Kyiv it was codified, that is, turned into a law, the non-continuation of any negotiations with the Russian side.