Kremlin denounces calls by Ukraine’s Zelensky to carry on sanctions against Russia
The Kremlin has denounced the calls by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky for the West to continue slapping sanctions against Russia, TASS reports.
"We have not welcomed it [Zelensky’s statement]. We all know that there is a set of talking points, maybe they have become trivial by now, however, these talking points have been proven correct many times," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Sanctions are a double-edged sword, they do not benefit anyone, they do not help to resolve the problem, they violate international law, blur the lines of international law and in general, they bring good neither to the countries against which they are introduced nor to the countries that introduce them."
"The statements that we hear from Kiev on the development of a roadmap to adhere to the obligations of the Ukrainian side on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements seem much more appealing to us," Peskov noted. "These words, these reports are more appealing to us than those mentioned [on sanctions]," the spokesman said.