26 Jul 2022 16:20

Russia never refused to negotiate with Ukraine - Lavrov

ENTEBBE, Uganda. July 26 (Interfax) - Moscow has never refused to negotiate with Kyiv, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"We have never refused to negotiate, because, as everyone is well aware, any fighting ultimately ends at the negotiating table," Lavrov said at a press conference in Uganda's capital Entebbe on Tuesday.

"The United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of European countries have forbidden the Ukrainians from reaching an agreement" with Russia based on the proposals that were discussed in Istanbul, he said.