By Russia Today

The US and its allies are still interested in continued conflict in Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday. Western nations effectively prevent the government in Kiev from even thinking about any potential peace talks, the official added. 

When asked about potential reasons that have led German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron to no longer call Russian President Vladimir Putin, Peskov called this another sign suggesting that western leaders are not interested in achieving peace through dialogue and negotiations.

“At the moment, the western nations are actively betting on the continued war,” Peskov told the TV show  ‘Moscow. Kremlin. Putin.’ on Russia’s Rossiya 1 channel. The position of the western nations –led by Washington– leads to a situation where they “allow Ukrainians neither to think nor talk about or discuss peace,” the Russian president’s spokesman added.

The Kremlin believes that “common sense” would eventually prevail and the sides will return to the negotiation table. “Now, the demand for pacifying the situation is low,” Peskov commented, adding that “we are sure … that the time for talks will come.”

Kiev will still have to “once again understand” all the demands put forward by Moscow before the talks could continue, the Kremlin spokesman pointed out. The Ukrainian government is well aware of Russia’s position, he said, adding that Kiev just needs to “sit down at the [negotiation] table” and “sign a document that has already been largely agreed.” 

Moscow and Kiev started peace talks just four days after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine in late February. The sides have held several rounds in person in Belarus and then continued the talks via a video link. In late March, the delegations from Russia and Ukraine met once again in Istanbul.

Since then, however, the talks have completely stalled, as the Ukrainian side has insisted it would only come back to the table when it was in a “stronger negotiating position.” In April, Putin accused Kiev of bringing the process to a deadlock. Peskov said at that time that Russia had provided Ukraine with a draft agreement and was awaiting a response.

In June, Ukraine’s top negotiator David Arakhamia suggested that Kiev believes it could achieve this “favorable position” by late August after it conducts “counteroffensive operations in certain areas.”

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Wouldn’t it be more direct and clear to state: “The Jewish and Zionist political lobby ruling Europe, forbid Ukraine to talk about peace.”
    This lobby prohibits everywhere that it appears on the chessboard of decisive war actions against Russia. .
    Through NATO and the countries of the West in decline, it is this omnipresent faction that manages and pilots our world towards the great massacre. They are the only verifiable coherence, in the present Western warrior cacophony!.
    We can therefore think that a few destructive neo-tactical strikes, against the places where these reigning families live from the shadows and the basements of the capitals of Europe (Paris AV De Villiers, the City of London and other very air-conditioned and private places ) could reveal the thought and secret existence of the beast before it believes itself strong enough to launch its sequel to September 11, 2001 .. but this time, a sequel to the massacre all over Europe from Brest to Vladivostok.

  2. The Russia/Ukraine conflict is just the latest chapter in the ongoing SAGA, SMOKE SCREEN’, of the ‘9/11/2001’ “Controlled Demolition” False Flag attack on the WTC. Towers #1,2,7 giant structures and the murder of some 3000 innocent Collateral Victims, to drag the US into the HELLHOLE of the Middle East, that the Zionist Apartheid Talmudic-Supremacist TERROR State of Israel has created there! WWIII could be in the very near future for Mankind?

  3. I have written this on VT a few times.
    Comes straight from google. It makes it obvious what is really going on:
    Average monthly salary for Ukrainian civilian worker is 260 USD
    Monthly salary for Ukrainian solder: 3000 USD
    Ukraine has become a large mercenary army resevoir “for” the USA with purpose to kill as many Russians as possible, and has been from 2014 when the ethnic cleansing campaign of Russians from Ukraine began, under US finance and direction.
    In Russia, a fascist, or a nazi in particular is defined as “one who kills Russians because they are Russian” Much different tham definition in the west or USA.
    And so who and where is the REAL nazi leadership?
    Who pays for the 400,000 man Ukrainian army armed and trained to kill as many Russians as possible?
    Its not Ukraine.

    • From a US perspective, the war in Ukraine is just a prelude to all-out war with Russia, which the USA has no hope of winning. This is not a rational choice on our part. We are being driven into it by the same Ashkenazi neocons who brought us 9/11 and all the wars of this century. They and Zionists of the Christian variety are an apocalyptic death cult. I don’t think Russia has anything like this crazy bunch. We have 50 million of them. They are the heart and soul of the Republican Party.