Moscow, 27 February 2022 (TDI): The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Ukraine has rejected talks amid the Russia and Ukraine Conflict. The rejection of the Russian dialogue came on February 25.

Along these lines, Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Ukraine denied the negotiation offer in Minsk on Friday. But, later on, Kyiv authorities offered to deliberate upon the issue on Saturday.

In the same vein, Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, also reaffirmed that Russian Federation is ready to send a delegation for diplomatic talks to Minsk. It is pertinent to note that, the Russian military operation entered its second day on Friday.

To clarify, the President of Ukraine, Zelensky, has said that Kyiv is ready for talks but not in Minsk. According to him, Minsk is complicit in the prevailed Ukrainian Crisis. In the same vein, he suggested five other locations for the resumption of talks.

Russia and Ukraine Conflict

Amidst arising uncertainty, the attention of the entire world is fixated on Russia and Ukraine as on 24th February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine at the behest of its Security Council that convened a day before.

Heretofore, a day before, Russia also recognized the Republics of the Luhansk and Donetsk, much to the West’s chagrin. The Donetsk and Luhansk are a part of the Donbas region that is pro-Russia territory.

Recently, Western countries had been alleging Russia about troops’ deployment on the border of Ukraine. However, Russia had been denying the allegations by claiming that it has no intention to invade Ukraine.

One of the main issues of contention between Russia and the EU/US is NATO’s beefed-up defenses in northeastern Europe and Ukraine’s intent to join NATO. A series of negotiations were held between Russian and Western counterparts to avert escalation. Though, that indelibly failed.

Special Military Operation in Ukraine

In this context, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said that the main objective of the Russian Federation is the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. For these reasons, he urged the Ukrainian army to lay down the weapons. He also said that any foreign intervention in Ukraine will witness a prompt response.

As per the address of the Russian President, the operation is initiated upon the request of the authorities of Donetsk and Lugansk to deter Kyiv’s military aggression. Russian President addressed the nation on February 24.

Nevertheless, Russian Federation has reiterated that it doesn’t intend to occupy the Ukraine region. It is the fundamental right of Ukrainians to decide for themselves.

But, the Russian President highlighted that self-determination doesn’t mean acquiring nuclear weapons. He further pointed out Russia wouldn’t let NATO expand further on the eastern flank.

Meanwhile, the Russian President has put the nuclear deterrent forces on high alert due to the deteriorating security situation in the region. Perhaps, it is not the appropriate time that Ukraine rejected the talks.