Russia opens the possibility of negotiating with Ukraine only “under a new world order.” This was stated this Thursday, during his visit to Turkey, by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to the press. He added that he would also have to take into account the “fair interests of Russia”.
“What needs to be discussed are the principles on which the new world order that we all need will be based. Instead of a unilateral world order, a hegemonic order. As our President said, Russia, together with the vast majority of other States, advocates that the new world order be based on the principles of the Charter of the United Nations; which, I stress once again, are directly violated by the West”.
Lavrov also said that the Western countries and the United States prevent Ukraine from coming to the negotiating table; since the intention of these is to defeat Russia on the battlefield.
The Russian Foreign Minister traveled to Turkey to hold talks on the agreement on grain exports in the Black Sea. This has indicated that the pact is not taking into account the Russian side and that if the situation does not change, they will reconsider whether they need said agreement.
His Turkish counterpart agrees that Russia is not being taken into account, but has stressed the importance of the pact for global food security.