The Kremlin hoped Thursday that the visit of the leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Romania to Ukraine will help Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky see “the real state” of things.
“We hope that (European leaders) use their contacts to make Zelensky see the real state of things,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
He added that Moscow also hopes that the visit “will not focus only on helping Ukraine through future arms supplies.” “This is absolutely useless, it will prolong the suffering of the people and will only cause new damage to the country,” Peskov said.
He added that Westerners hope to put pressure on Moscow by continuing to increase arms supplies to Ukraine and increasing pressure from the station. “Such actions are counterproductive. They only artificially prolong the conflict and also lead to more human casualties and destruction.”
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev also said Wednesday that sending more Western weapons to kyiv is “counterproductive.”
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, the President of the Italian Council, Mario Draghi, and the Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, arrived today in kyiv, where they are scheduled to meet with Zelensky, after which they will appear before the press. .
The four leaders also traveled to Irpin, one of the towns near the Ukrainian capital, where they observed the great destruction caused by the Russian offensive.
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