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Kuleba says talks with Russia may take place after the summit in Switzerland and names conditions

Dmytro Kuleba
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba. Source: Press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that after the first Global Peace Summit to be held in Switzerland on June 15-16, Ukraine may hold talks with the terrorist country of Russia. At the same time, the head of the diplomatic department emphasized that there is no point in bringing Russia to the negotiating table if it cannot be guaranteed that it is acting in good faith.

At the same time, Kuleba emphasized that Russia can act in good faith during negotiations only under two conditions. The Foreign Minister said this in an interview with Foreign Policy.

The minister said that between 2014 and 2022, about 200 rounds of negotiations with Russia took place in various formats. However, neither bilateral contacts nor negotiations with intermediaries yielded results, and everything ended with Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Kuleba also added that the Russian Federation can act in good faith during negotiations only in two cases – when Ukraine is successful on the battlefield or there is a coalition of countries that share the interests and principles of our country.

"There is no point in keeping Russia at the negotiating table if you cannot guarantee that it is acting in good faith. There are only two ways to bring Russia to a situation where it will act in good faith. The first is success on the battlefield, and the second is a coalition of countries that share the same principles and the same approaches. That is why Russia is not expected to participate in the summit," Kuleba said.

The head of the diplomatic department emphasized that the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland involves the unification of countries that share the principles and approaches on which they will build further actions. Kuleba added that after that, communication with Russia may take place, and the aggressor country will be able to take part in the negotiations.

By the way, Chinese President Xi Jinping has once again stated that the aggressor country Russia should take part in the upcoming peace conference in Switzerland. Beijing's representatives emphasized the need to establish peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.

In particular, Xi Jinping recently said that China encourages and supports all efforts that contribute to a peaceful settlement of the war. Beijing said that it supports the convening of an international peace conference with equal participation of all parties and a fair discussion of all peaceful options.

As a reminder, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin plans to visit China in May. He intends to give his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a copy of Nikolai Chernyshevsky's book What to Do.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reminded that Ukraine is not going to sit down at the negotiating table to find ways to end the war. According to him, there is no point in talking to an aggressor country that does not share our views on peace.

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