Russia rejects Biden's terms for Ukraine talks, says offensive will continue

Russia rejects Biden
# 02 December 2022 14:22 (UTC +04:00)

The Kremlin on Friday rejected US President Joe Biden's terms for Ukraine talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, saying Moscow's offensive will continue., APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

"What did President Biden say, in fact? He said that negotiations are possible only after Putin leaves Ukraine," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, adding Moscow was "certainly" not ready to accept the conditions.

"The special military operation is continuing," Peskov said, using the Kremlin term for the assault on Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday he had no immediate plans to contact Putin but was prepared to speak with the Russian president if he showed an interest in ending the war in Ukraine. Biden said he would only do that in consultation with NATO allies.