Posted: 08.08.2023 11:26:00

Zakharova: US Department of State statement about Russia’s refusal from dialogue on Ukraine is a lie

The statement of the US Department of State that Moscow allegedly refuses to negotiate with Ukraine is a lie – as emphasised by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports


Earlier, Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the US Department of State, said that negotiations with Russia on the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict are not currently underway. According to him, this is due to the fact that the Russian side ‘has refused to enter into a meaningful peace dialogue’.

"They are liars! They know perfectly well that they themselves told Zelenskyy to curtail negotiations in April 2022, they themselves initiated a ban by the Kiev regime on peace talks with Russia in September 2022, they themselves have publicly stated repeatedly for a year that it is not the time for negotiations, but they still blame Russia," Ms. Zakharova commented.

Prior to that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had repeatedly stated that he did not intend to negotiate with Russia, and even signed a decree stating the impossibility of a negotiation process with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.