The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of “total lack of will” to negotiate with Russia to end the conflict that has been going on on Ukrainian territory since the start of the Russian offensive on February 24.
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“Negotiations are not moving forward and we see a complete lack of will on the part of Ukrainian negotiators to continue this process,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press the day before the Ukrainian presidency. because of Russia.
“The negotiating process is pending,” Mikhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Tuesday.
“Russia does not show a key element: its understanding (…) of what is currently happening in the world and its very negative role,” he said.
Several meetings were held between negotiators from both sides, but they did not produce tangible results. The last meeting between the heads of the two delegations, Vladimir Medinsky from the Russian side and David Arachhamia from Ukraine, dates back to April 22, according to Russian agencies.
The Kremlin also confirmed that it had no information about the case of the Russian soldier who was tried since Wednesday for committing a war crime in Ukraine, while accusing Kyiv of fabricating accusations of this kind targeting Russia.
We have no information yet. Dmitry Peskov said that the possibilities of helping (the accused) are very limited in the absence of diplomatic representation, “considering that the numerous accusations of war crimes against the Russian army are “false or temporary.”
Russian soldier Vadim Chichimarin, 21, will appear from 2:00 pm (11:00 GMT) before the Solomiansky District Court in Kyiv, where he will have to explain the death of a 62-year-old man on February 28 in the north-east of the country. Ukraine.
The soldier, accused of war crimes and premeditated murder, faces life in prison.