The conditions that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced for negotiations with Russia are unrealistic, Dmitry Belik, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, said, Izvestia reports.
The Ukrainian president announced the terms for Kyiv's negotiations with Moscow after Western media reported that Kyiv was being pushed to dialogue with Russia.
"Zelensky's conditions are demagogical, with vague wording,” the MP added.
According to Belik, the United States still instructs the Ukrainian leadership.
"Be that as it may, the United States understands the importance of maintaining communication channels between Russia and Ukraine in order to maintain the ability to influence the Ukrainian conflict and not burn bridges with Moscow. The Americans understand the danger of entering into direct confrontation with Russia,” he concluded.
Ukraine would not have been able to carry out the strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea alone