WASHINGTON, Sep 10 US sees Ukraine ready for peaceful talks and would like Russia to back up similar statements it makes from time to time, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. Unfortunately, we see that the Russians have such sentiments in parallel with the brutal aggression against the Ukrainian people, the build-up of strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, food depots, water supply and sewerage systems,” he said at a media briefing.
Price urged Moscow to demonstrate “not only in word but also in deed” its readiness for negotiations. “What the world hears very, very clearly from our Ukrainian partners. And they are ready and willing to sit down and interact,” he said. dialogue with Russia, called the conditions for Ukraine to start 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 Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said that Russia has no preconditions for negotiations with Ukraine, but Kyiv must show goodwill . The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the issue of negotiations with Ukraine, said that Kyiv and its curators do not need negotiations, their goal is destructive.