Russian Foreign Ministry comments on Zelensky's statement on return to G8
Moscow expects Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to send signals in real life instead of social media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.
"As for signals, they are expected of you, though not on social media but in real life," she said, commenting on the Ukrainian president’s statement that Russia could return to the G8 and take its place "on the agenda of high diplomacy" once Crimea became part of Ukraine again and the conflict in Donbass ended. Zelensky also said that Russia had to send serious signals for peace.
Zakharova pointed out that if "high diplomacy" referred to international platforms and forums, including the United Nations Security Council, "then Russia takes part in outlining and implementing the global political agenda," TASS reported.
The Russian diplomat added that "a UN Security Council’s resolution approved the Minsk Agreements" so Ukraine "is obliged to comply with them."