Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: We're open to talks with Ukraine, but not to ceasefire

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

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# 23 September 2023 22:42 (UTC +04:00)

"Zelensky's 'peace forum' is completely unattainable, and everyone knows it," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

According to the diplomat, no one in the West wants to seriously demonstrate their approach to the Ukrainian crisis: "If they want to resolve the issue on the battlefield, it means the issue will be resolved on the battlefield."

Lavrov stated that Russia is ready for negotiations with Ukraine, but clarified that they will not consider any proposals related to a ceasefire.