UNITED NATIONS, November 24. /TASS/. Russia will continue actions to impair Ukraine’s military potential until Kiev takes a realistic position at talks, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Wednesday.
According to the Russian diplomat, Russian forces are targeting "Ukraine’s infrastructure facilities in response to flooding that country with Western weapons and the reckless calls on Kiev to defeat Russia."
"One of the goals of the special military operation is to undermine the Ukrainian army’s combat capabilities. And it will be attained to military means until the Kiev regime takes a realistic position, which will make it possible to discuss and try to settle those problems, which have prompted us to launch the special military operation," he said at a UN Security Council meeting.
"So far, what we hear from Mr. Zelensky and his allies cannot be interpreted as readiness for peace but is rather a language of reckless threats and ultimatums. Kiev’s Western sponsors only encourage such an irresponsible course, since they are interested in a war on the Ukrainian territory until the last Ukrainian as it makes its possible for their defense sector to derive colossal profit and test NATO weapons," Nebenzya said. "This way, Western countries are seeking to establish their geopolitical hegemony at the expense of the lives ordinary Ukrainians."
On October 4, Zelensky endorsed Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council resolution on the impossibility of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On October 31, the Russian leader said that he saw no possibility of discussing any agreements with Ukraine as long as it shows no willingness to do that. However, Putin stressed, Moscow’s good will for talks is unchanged.
On February 24, Putin launched a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the heads of the Donbass republics. After that, the West imposed sweeping sanctions against Russia and beefed up arms supplies to the Kiev regime worth tens of billions of dollars.