By Matthew Roscoe • 13 February 2023 • 11:18
Russia says US stopped Ukraine from continuing peace talks to end war last year. Image: g0d4ather/Shutterstock.com
The press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Anatoly Glaz had earlier announced that the US had stopped Ukraine from continuing peace talks with Russia that may have to end the war in the spring of 2022.
Peskov confirmed this on Monday, February 13, as reported by Gazeta. Russia’s high command has been notorious in spreading misinformation throughout its invasion of Ukraine, however, including in what it shares online and on social media channels. In January 2022, the European Union banned Russian-controlled media, while social media giants including Facebook did the same over misinformation concerns.
Ukraine has made clear serious peace talks would only be possible once Russian ceases its aggression. Meanwhile, the UN has said that the two sides are too far apart for peace talks to take place currently.
This has not prevented Russia from saying it has been attempting to take part in serious peace talks, a claim that many war experts have said forms part of a propaganda campaign to continue their assault in Russia.
“So we have been telling the Americans this for six or seven months,” Peskov said.
“We are talking about the very document that was agreed upon as a result of very difficult negotiations.”
He added: “And suddenly as if on command from above, read, action on command from above, the Ukrainian side leaves the negotiations.”
As noted, Glaz, citing data from high-ranking “reliable sources”, said that the West prevented the conclusion of peace talks between Moscow and Kyiv in the spring of 2022.
Last month, Sergei Naryshkin, the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of the Russian Federation, said after he met with his CIA counterpart that Ukraine was told to fight and that peace was not possible.
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