Moscow hopes kyiv won’t listen to ‘advisers’ from afar (Russian FM)
Moscow hopes kyiv will follow its national interests in the Russian-Ukrainian peace talks, but will not listen to “advisers” from afar, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
“It is not the talks that influence the course of the operation, but outside ‘actors’ who try to obstruct these negotiations and keep the clashes ‘on the ground’ as long as possible,” he said. said at a press conference. Monday after talks with representatives of the Arab League (AL) on Ukraine, according to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“We know who is giving such ‘advice’ to our Ukrainian neighbors. This is done with unnecessary goals that have nothing to do with the interests of the Ukrainian people, the security of Ukraine, the security of the Ukraine region. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in our European region,” he added.
“I hope that those who lead the kyiv delegation to the said talks will begin to be guided by their own national interests, the interests of their people, but will not listen to the “advisers” from afar, who sometimes only want to see how the crisis the situation will continue to worsen,” Lavrov said.
He added that Russia would debunk false accusations related to the special operation in Ukraine, Xinhua news agency reported.
The minister also expressed his willingness to cooperate and continue to update his AL colleagues on developments, the statement said.
The Arab ministerial delegation, led by Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, secretary general of the AL, went to Russia to seek a diplomatic solution to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
The group, including representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, will travel to Warsaw on Tuesday for another meeting with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba.
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