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Russia: 'West doesn't allow Ukraine to hold talks' with Moscow - FM Lavrov04:24

Russia: 'West doesn't allow Ukraine to hold talks' with Moscow - FM Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
junio 4, 2022 at 20:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

'West does not allow' Kiev to negotiate with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while speaking in an interview for the Radio Television of Republika Srpska on Friday.

"Two months ago, Ukraine seemed to have put forward a proposal on how to resolve this issue. We took these suggestions as a basis. So a day later, the West forbade Ukrainians to continue this process", the politician explained.

Commenting on the situation with increasing oil prices, the Russian Foreign Minister said that 'oil is not subject to politics'.

"Oil markets do not follow political 'orders', do not follow political 'whims'. We already have alternative sales markets, we are already increasing sales of our oil in these markets. Considering the level of prices that has been established as a result of the Western policy, we have no budget losses. On the contrary, this year we will significantly increase the profits we make from our energy exports," Lavrov concluded.

Moscow launched a military offensive on Ukraine in late February after recognising the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics' independence (DPR and LPR).

Kiev has denounced the Russian offensive into its territory, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.

During recent peace talks, Russia has required that Ukraine declares itself officially a neutral country, providing guarantees that it will never join NATO.

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'West does not allow' Kiev to negotiate with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while speaking in an interview for the Radio Television of Republika Srpska on Friday.

"Two months ago, Ukraine seemed to have put forward a proposal on how to resolve this issue. We took these suggestions as a basis. So a day later, the West forbade Ukrainians to continue this process", the politician explained.

Commenting on the situation with increasing oil prices, the Russian Foreign Minister said that 'oil is not subject to politics'.

"Oil markets do not follow political 'orders', do not follow political 'whims'. We already have alternative sales markets, we are already increasing sales of our oil in these markets. Considering the level of prices that has been established as a result of the Western policy, we have no budget losses. On the contrary, this year we will significantly increase the profits we make from our energy exports," Lavrov concluded.

Moscow launched a military offensive on Ukraine in late February after recognising the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics' independence (DPR and LPR).

Kiev has denounced the Russian offensive into its territory, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.

During recent peace talks, Russia has required that Ukraine declares itself officially a neutral country, providing guarantees that it will never join NATO.