/ The Interview
Issued on: 06/03/2022 – 19:33
THE INTERVIEW © France 24
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that the success of negotiations depends on Russia approaching them with good faith without dictating ultimatums. He spoke with France 24’s Marc Perelman about the situation in the cities of Mariupol and Odessa, the negotiations that will take place on Monday and what Ukraine expects from Europe.
Accusing Russia of ‘indiscriminately killing civilians’, Kuleba said that if Ukraine fails, ‘then Putin will feel emboldened enough to continue his high rate warfare against Europe.’
‘It is cheaper to help Ukraine now than to stop Putin later,’ he added.
When asked if Ukraine was going to continue with talks, Kuleba said ‘it was true we do not see the correlation between holding the talks and the intensity of fighting on the ground. Russia doesn’t slow down. Russia doesn’t stop its forces while delegations are talking in Belarus.’
He however added that ‘we have to keep the diplomatic track alive’
Speaking about the ceasefire in Mariupol, Kuleba said the Russian army did not keep its word.
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