According to him, Washington and London are against the meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian leaders with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. The first concrete results of such a meeting could be a ceasefire and after that, a compromise on diplomatic efforts, he said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the Kremlin, the heads of state exchanged views on the situation around Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia does not reject serious proposals to negotiate on Ukraine, but no one in the West is calling for a dialogue with the Kiev authorities, rather they are preparing Ukraine to continue the conflict.
The Kremlin, assessing the likelihood of negotiations with kyiv, said it does not yet see any signs from the Ukrainian side. They claimed that Russia would never give up new territories and that Moscow’s priority was to achieve the goals of a special military operation.
Western observers have pointed out that Ukraine risks falling into ruins if kyiv does not agree to talks with Moscow, but Zelensky himself said he was not interested in negotiations.