"The West and Zelenskiy are a big obstacle to the signing of the peace agreement and the cause of losses in the country."
Ednews reports with reference to Sputnik that these words were said by the chairman of the "Servant of the People" party and Ukrainian MP David Arakhamya. In an interview with the "1+1" channel, he said that negotiations with Russia were possible a few days after the start of the war, but the British minister of the time, Boris Johnson, did not allow it.
"In 2022, I participated in the negotiations held in Belarus and Turkey as a delegation. I can note that the proposals put forward by Russia for peace were quite fair. Ukraine would have to guarantee that it will not join NATO, and would exclude politicians who want to oppress the Russian language and people. One month of the war had not been completed yet, and we were about to start peace negotiations. But at first the British minister, then other influential Western politicians, backed his proposal and opposed it. They said the West would give them money and military aid. After that, populist, but about half a million grants and speeches began to sound. With that, the peace talks were thrown into the trash can."
In addition, the deputy blamed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"There is a decision in the constitution of Ukraine declaring its neutrality since the day it declared its independence. It is written that the Ukrainian state will not join NATO or any other bloc from July 16, 1990. It is true that many attempts were made to change this decision. However, this decision and declaration mentioned in the Declaration of State Sovereignty is still valid and it shows that Ukraine is the legal successor of the Ukrainian SSR.