“Russia handed over to Ukraine a draft document in the peace talks carried out by Moscow and kyiv, and awaits a response from their authorities,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Wednesday.
“As of today (for this Wednesday) we deliver to the Ukrainian side our draft document that includes absolutely clear and developed formulations. The ball is in his court, we await a response,” said the representative of the Russian Presidency.
While Peskov said they are waiting for a response, did not specify any particular deadline about when it could happen: “That depends on the Ukrainian side,” he said.
Dimitri Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin, confirmed that Ukraine was given absolutely clear formulations to reach an agreement.
“But I reiterate, and we have said it several times, that the dynamics of the work of the Ukrainian side it leaves much to be desired: they do not show a great tendency to intensify the process of talks,” he added.
The Kremlin spokesman recalled the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who pointed out that kyiv constantly changes agreements previously discussed and that “deviates from its own proposals”.
“Naturally, this has very bad consequences from the point of view of the effectiveness of the talks,” he said.
Another voice in tune
In tune with Peskov’s statements, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, stated in a television interview broadcast on Wednesday that Russia “has long since had confidence in the ukrainian negotiators“.
“On the part of the office of the person who calls himself the president of Ukraine (Volodimir Zelensky) and has the corresponding powers, we heard the request to start talks and Russia did not reject this requestZakharova recalled.
However, he noted, “from there it began, as always, a circus, figuratively, on the part of the kyiv regime: that they come, that they do not come, that they participate, that they do not participate… Were we ready for that in Moscow? Of course it is,” he stated.
Zakharova emphasized that in recent years this was precisely kyiv’s approach to the talks, recalling the “breach of the Minsk agreements”.
“It is a classic scheme, which allows us to ensure that it is not a stand-alone scheme, and that they control it from outside. I think the talks are a diversionary maneuver,” the spokeswoman said.
With information from EFE.