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Russia open to talks with West, awaiting critical proposal: Sergey Lavrov – Nationwide

Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Tuesday that Moscow was open to talks with the West on the Ukraine battle however had but to obtain any critical proposal to barter.

In an interview on state TV, Lavrov stated Russia was keen to interact with the US or with Turkey on methods to finish the battle, now in its eight month.

His emphasis on Russia’s receptiveness to talks got here after a sequence of stinging defeats because the begin of September which have swung the momentum of the battle in favour of Ukraine.

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Lavrov stated officers together with White Home nationwide safety spokesman John Kirby had stated the US was open to talks however that Russia had refused.

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“It is a lie,” Lavrov stated. “We’ve not acquired any critical presents to make contact.”

He additionally stated Russia wouldn’t flip down a gathering between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden at a mid-November summit of the Group of 20 in Indonesia, and would take into account the proposal if it receives one.

“We’ve repeatedly stated that we by no means refuse conferences. If there’s a proposal, then we’ll take into account it,” Lavrov stated.

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Russia’s escalation in Ukraine triggers condemnation from West

Commenting on the chance that Turkey might host talks between Russia and the West, Lavrov stated Moscow can be keen to take heed to any recommendations however couldn’t say prematurely whether or not this might result in outcomes.

He stated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would have a possibility to place proposals to Russian President Vladimir Putin when each go to Kazakhstan this week.

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Lavrov famous that direct talks between Russia and Ukraine had damaged down on the finish of March. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dominated out speaking to Putin after Russia claimed the annexation final month of 4 Ukrainian areas that it partly occupies.

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