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15 June 2022, 14:41

Russian MFA: Ukraine stopped negotiations with Russia on orders from United States

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St Petersburg, 15 June (BelTA) – Ukraine stopped negotiations with Russia on orders from the United States, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing for the press in St Petersburg on 15 June, BelTA has learned.

Maria Zakharova recalled that the negotiations with the Russian Federation were requested by Ukraine. "Moscow responded positively to the idea and immediately set up a negotiating team. Several rounds of negotiations were held, in person and online," she said. "We've had to deal with a lot of whims of the Ukrainian side who were not happy with a venue, or team members or a host country."

According to her, after the negotiation round in Türkiye Ukraine has sent no more signals. "In fact, these negotiations were frozen, halted, or terminated (ask them for the exact wording). Let them define what they did with these negotiations. On our side we know perfectly well what is going on. We have the information that such an order came from their U.S. curators. Therefore, please address all questions to them," Maria Zakharova noted.

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