Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that Ukraine’s proposed peace plan as well as the latest UN proposals to revive the Black Sea grain initiative were both “not realistic”.
“It is completely not feasible,” Lavrov said of a 10-point peace blueprint promoted by Kyiv. “It is not possible to implement this. It’s not realistic and everybody understands this, but at the same time, they say this is the only basis for negotiations.”
He said the conflict would be resolved on the battlefield if Kyiv and the West stuck to that stance.
Lavrov added that Moscow left the Black Sea grain initiative because promises made to Russia — including on removing sanctions on a Russian bank and reconnecting it to the global Swift payment system — had not been met.