Russia ready to discuss serious proposals on Ukrainian settlement — diplomat


Russia is ready to discuss really substantial proposals on Ukraine that are based on Russian legitimate interests, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s 2nd CIS (the Commonwealth of Independent States) department Alexey Polishchuk told TASS on Tuesday, Paralel.Az reports.

"We are open for a dialogue and ready to discuss really serious proposals based on present-day realities and our legitimate interests," he said in an interview with TASS.

"Unfortunately, Kiev and the West are fixed on the so-called ‘Zelensky formula,’ continue to preparing a ‘peace conference’ in Switzerland, which is a ‘twin’ of the failed ‘Copenhagen process,’ and deceive the countries of the global South into taking part in it," the diplomat continued.

"They say that Russia will also be invited. We have repeatedly stated that we will not take part in such meetings and will not discuss the obviously doomed ‘Zelensky formula’ either in general or in detail," Polishchuk stated.

"We openly speak about all of these aspects with our Chinese friends as well as with colleagues from other global majority countries," he added.