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West tired of fruitless talks with Putin. Bent on having upper hand – Hopko

Rada’s foreign relations committee head Hanna Hopko believes western negotiators are tired of fruitless talks with Putin and are prepared to pressurize Russia to get positive results regarding the war in Donbas, the lawmaker said, speaking on Kanal 5 Aug. 18, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

The West wants positive results now as freezing the conflict in Eastern Ukraine will be very costly, she said.

US special envoy in Ukraine Kurt Volker is taking a tough stand on Russia and supports giving lethal weapons to Ukraine, she stressed.

 “Volker’s statement that it is a hot stage in the conflict, that is a war, is a clear indication that Moscow does not meet the Minsk agreements, does not work towards a ceasefire, bans access to the occupied zone to OSCE monitors,’ the lawmaker said. 

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