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Kiev Imitates Negotiations, Zelensky Often Contradicts Himself - Russian FM

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kiev imitates negotiations, while Volodymyr Zelensky, being an actor, plays, often contradicting himself, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"They are imitating negotiations," the minister said on the air of the Bolshaya Igra ("Big Game") show on Channel One.

"What the West perceives as Zelensky's talented presentation of his interests and approaches is such a specific thing. If you look not at the external manifestations of his talents — he is a good actor, and plus there are funny things in external manifestations that show in what state he sometimes is, — but if you look closely and read the essence of what he says, you will find a thousand contradictions there," Lavrov added.

Russia Still Received No Response From Ukraine to Latest Proposals on Treaty

"A week ago, after another video conference contact, we handed them another updated version of the treaty, which already took into account their subsequent comments, as is usually the case, and now we are waiting for a week," the foreign minister said.

Lavrov noted that when the Russian side, after Volodymyr Zelensky's words that he had not seen Russia's proposal, asked the Ukrainian negotiators how it happened, they answered: "Yes, he didn't have time, for a very long time."

"This once again shows how he [Zelensky] himself relates to the negotiations when he pathetically declares that he always prefers peace," the minister added.

© Sputnik



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