Peskov reacts when Zelensky rules out Ukraine talks

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual year-end press conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters)

The Kremlin said Tuesday it may be waiting for a new “future Ukrainian president” more sympathetic to Russia’s situation to start peace talks.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said a resolution to the ongoing fighting would be “absolutely impossible” without current President Volodymyr Zelensky agreeing to negotiations that would “fulfill terms on the Russian side.” said it would be

The comments came after President Zelensky signed a decree banning direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Peskov also commented on the announcement that Putin is expected to sign a ratification treaty to complete the process of absorbing four regions of Ukraine, where heavy fighting continues.

Putin signed a treaty annexing parts of Ukraine to Russia on Friday, September 30, 2022.

The signing ceremony follows the completion of Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” on Russia’s accession in four Ukrainian regions – Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia – that were dismissed as “pretends” by Kyiv and the West. rice field.

As for the treaties, Peskov said, “They will be here soon. Perhaps they will be signed today.”

Associated Press