Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev considers it senseless to negotiate with Ukraine before the emergence of "sane leadership." According to Medvedev, the current Ukrainian authorities are completely dependent on the United States and the EU as Kommersant reported.
The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council believes that Ukraine is under direct foreign control. Medvedev added that "such an alliance is extremely fragile and at some point will crumble to dust."
According to him, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "is forced to endlessly maneuver between various forces: far-right nationalists, the Muslim part of the population, moderate apolitical Ukrainians, Russians and representatives of other ethnic groups."
“The current president of this exhausted country is a person with certain ethnic roots, who spoke Russian all his life. Moreover, he worked in Russia and received significant funds from Russian sources. Nevertheless, at a certain moment, having become the head of state, out of fear of getting another "Maidan" directed against his personal power, he completely changed his political and moral orientation. In fact, he renounced his identity," he said.
Medvedev also added that negotiations with the Ukrainian side are "meaningless" since the country's leadership "is constantly changing its position."
“They are constantly changing their position to please their overseas masters and the political environment. Yes, compromises are possible in politics, sometimes some deviations from the established line, but not to the extent that the agreed approach changes to the diametrically opposite one. And we and our partners are constantly lying and avoiding the decisions made. This means that negotiations with them are absolutely meaningless," he wrote.
He suggested waiting for the appearance of a "sane leadership" in Ukraine, which is not aimed at a total confrontation with Russia on the brink of war.
At the beginning of July, Peskov stated almost the same about the meeting of two leaders. Kremlin’s speaker added that the words of Zelensky on the difference of people of two countries “do not fit in the process of preparation for the meeting of the leaders in any way”.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the readiness to meet Volodymyr Zelensky but noted that it is necessary to understand first the issues of the talk.
Later, Dmitry Peskov stated that the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, is hampered by the failure to comply with the Minsk agreements to resolve the situation in Donbas, as well as the pressure of the head of the Ukrainian state on political opponents.