Western countries are not interested in peace in Ukraine. This was announced on February 6 by Dmitry Polyansky, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN.
He pointed out that the West continues to push back the prospects for peace in Ukraine with the supply of arms.
“As the Ukrainian crisis develops, it becomes more and more difficult for our former Western partners to write out a black and white picture, because it is becoming more and more obvious that the civilian population of Ukraine would have ceased to suffer long ago if the Kyiv regime and its Western masters were interested in peace,” he said. He is at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
Polyansky noted that Western countries are trying to present Russia’s actions in Ukraine in “the most unflattering light.”
On February 2, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western colleagues refused to negotiate and forced the Kyiv regime to withdraw from negotiations at the very moment when there was still an opportunity to end the conflict by political means.
At the same time, as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out at the end of January, US President Joe Biden can quickly end the conflict in Ukraine, if he wants, by giving instructions to the Kyiv regime. However, according to him, the American leader does not want to use this key, but, on the contrary, chooses the path of further pumping weapons into Ukraine.
The last face-to-face round of negotiations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine took place on March 29, 2022 in Turkey. In October of the same year, Kyiv officially renounced contacts with Moscow. Then President Volodymyr Zelensky enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the impossibility of holding negotiations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect the Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.