Beginning negotiations with Donbass Kiev is hampered by reluctance to do so

The whole problem with the negotiations on the Donbas peace is that Kiev actually does not want to start them.

This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

The Ukrainian side does not want to talk to the Donbas republics and insists on a dialogue with Russia, which has nothing to do with the conflict and only acts as a mediator to end the war.

“There is one issue that blocks everything. If it is solved, it is possible to move forward. This issue is a direct dialogue. Russia insists that we must negotiate only with the so-called DPR and LPR, while we insist that we must conduct a direct dialogue with the Russian Federation and seek a solution with them. We would be able to achieve a breakthrough in many issues if we could resolve this problem. There is no solution yet”, –  Kuleba said.