The Russian Federation is trying to put pressure on the West to force Ukraine to make concessions in the war.
The Kremlin resumed an information campaign with the aim of encouraging Kyiv to negotiate on favorable terms for Russia, is going in a report by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
“On May 26, Moscow announced that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with the president of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula da Silva expressed the Russian side’s openness to dialogue on the political-diplomatic track, which is still blocked by Ukraine and Kyiv’s western sponsors,” the message reads.
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The Kremlin is probably trying to reinforce its false statements about readiness for negotiations with Ukraine. This was especially noticeable against the background of the arrival in Moscow of the special representative of China for Eurasian affairs on May 26 Li Hui to discuss a peaceful settlement of the war through negotiations.
“At the same time, Putin’s statements do not indicate that the Russian Federation is interested in negotiations. The Kremlin has not created any serious grounds for them and has not given up its maximalist goals in Ukraine – to force the government to surrender,” analysts believe.