MOSCOW, November 15. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s statements about Kiev’s conditions for negotiations are a clear sign the Ukrainian side is not ready for a real dialogue; it was a "performance for Western patrons," the chairman of the State Duma’s committee on international affairs, Leonid Slutsky, said on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.
"Zelensky at the G20 summit announced a ‘peace formula’, but without Minsk-3," Slutsky wrote. "Another performance addressed to his Western patrons. No constructiveness, maximum self-advertising."
Slutsky believes that "Zelensky's speech once again indicates that all echoes of statements about the negotiations are nothing but fakes."
"Ukraine is still not ready for resuming negotiations in earnest. It is waiting for what the United States will say. Washington does not need any peace in the zone of the Ukrainian conflict. It is ready to make the fighting there go on to the last Ukrainian," Slutsky said.
On Tuesday, Zelensky said in a video message to the participants in the G20 summit that the time had come to stop hostilities and that Kiev had a ten-point "peace plan", including nuclear, food and energy security, the exchange of "held persons" according to the "all-for-all" formula, as well as the withdrawal of Russian troops and the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.