The Russian authorities must, by their actions, demonstrate their readiness to resume negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict with Ukraine. This statement was made on Thursday, November 10, by US State Department spokesman Ned Price.
According to the American official, it is Russia “who has the responsibility to demonstrate not only in words, but also in deeds, that it is ready for negotiations, which the world has clearly heard from Ukraine,” informs TASS.
At the same time, National Security Adviser to the President of the United States Jake Sullivan, whom quotes RIA Novosti, said that every state in the world needs to “do more” to achieve an end to hostilities in Ukraine. First of all, according to Sullivan, this applies to countries that maintain relations with the Russian Federation.
The Russian side has repeatedly indicated that negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict with Ukraine were interrupted in April at the initiative of Kyiv. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that Russia, including the president of the country, still willing to negotiate This position remains unchanged. If realistic proposals are made based on the principles of respect for each other’s interests, it will not be up to Russia, the minister noted.
However, the Ukrainian authorities put forward a number of conditions to resume the negotiation process. In particular, they demand that Russia recognize the new regions of the Russian Federation as occupied territories and “restore the territorial integrity” of Ukraine.