Lavrov noted that it is possible and necessary to avoid war.
“If it depends on us and the militia, as far as we understand their principal approaches, it is possible and necessary to avoid war,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lavrov noted that he cannot speak for the Ukrainian side and he even upbraided President Volodymyr Zelensky for his desire to hold on to power “at any cost”.
“If we speak for the Ukrainian side, the side of Zelensky, I cannot guess because according to the external features, the most important for him is to hold on to power. He is ready to pay any price, including pandering to neo-Nazi and far-right activists who declare Donbas militia terrorists,” Lavrov believes.
As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the meeting with the President of Russia will take place eventually. He ordered the President’s Office to organize the meeting with Vladimir Putin. The aim of the meeting is to agree on the de-escalation of the Donbas Conflict.
Meanwhile, Kremlin stated that the possible meeting of the Presidents of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, Volodymyr Zelensky and Volodymyr Putin, should not raise the issue of resolving the situation in Donbas.