Ukraine's Foreign Minister assures that Ukraine is not holding any secret talks with Russia
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba assured that Ukraine is not conducting any secret negotiations with Russia, and that the basis of the Peace Formula is respect for sovereignty
He said this to ZDF TV channel, Ukrinform reports.
When asked by the moderator whether Ukraine was negotiating with Russia "behind closed doors," Kuleba replied: "no". According to him, the basis of the Ukrainian Formula for Peace is respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state.
"Translated from diplomatic to ordinary language, this means that Russia has to get out of Ukraine. Until this happens, until it is ready to do so, there is no point in holding any negotiations," Kuleba said.
On October 30, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia remained ready for political discussions on the settlement of the war with Ukraine and further coexistence with the West "on a realistic basis."