Lavrov spoke about the advice given to Zelensky by the US and the UK

Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

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# 26 April 2022 00:35 (UTC +04:00)

The United States and the UK are putting pressure on Ukraine to extend peace talks, said Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister on state television, APA reports.

"Neither the United States nor the United Kingdom advises Zelensky to accelerate the talks. They recommend tightening their positions," Lavrov said.

According to the minister, Ukraine refused to sign the proposals in the Istanbul talks.

According to him, this is the biggest step backwards in the negotiation process.