Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov On Ukraine Peace Plan, UN Bid To Revive Black Sea Grain Deal

Sergei Lavrov speaks to reporters after the annual summit at United Nations Headquarters (File)


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that both Ukraine’s proposed peace plan and the latest UN proposal to revive the Black Sea Grain Initiative are “unrealistic.”

Lavrov spoke at a press conference after a week of intense global diplomacy at the annual meeting of world leaders at United Nations headquarters in New York, where Ukraine and its Western allies sought to step up support for Kiev. Told.

Foreign Minister Lavrov called the 10-point peace blueprint promoted by Kiev “totally impossible.”

“It’s impossible to do this. It’s not realistic and everyone understands that, but at the same time we’re saying this is the only basis for negotiation.”

He said the conflict would be resolved on the battlefield if Kiev and its Western allies held their ground.

Lavrov added that the Russian government withdrew from the Black Sea Grains Initiative due to unfulfilled promises with Russia, including lifting sanctions on Russian banks and reconnecting to the global SWIFT system.

He said the United Nations’ latest proposal to revive export corridors for Ukrainian agricultural products is “totally unrealistic.”

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