Peace talks are currently unthinkable, according to Moscow

Peace talks are currently unthinkable, according to Moscow

[Article publié samedi 27 avril à 10h et mis à jour à 16h45]

The conflict between Russia and Kiev is far from being able to move to a new stage. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday that according to Moscow, there is currently no reason to start peace talks between Russia and Ukraine due to Kiev's official refusal to negotiate with Moscow.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree in 2022 officially declaring “impossibleHe expected discussions to be held between his country and Kremlin President Vladimir Putin, while leaving the door open for talks with “Another president of Russia.”

Weaken the enemy's resources

Moreover, on the front, the conflict sparked by Vladimir Putin is increasingly focusing on the strategic resources of the two countries. While Moscow operates its military industries at full capacity, Kiev is trying to weaken the infernal machine by affecting its fuel reserves. Ukrainian drones bombed two Russian oil refineries and a military airport in a large-scale night attack, a Ukrainian defense source told AFP on Saturday.

The source said that it was Ukraine that struck “Main Technology Facilities” In two refineries in the southern Krasnodar region. Russian authorities had previously reported a fire at a refinery in the town of Slavyansk-on-Kuban, and official media said the facility had partially stopped production.

The Russian Defense Ministry also announced on Saturday that 68 Ukrainian drones were intercepted overnight, including 66 over the Krasnodar region and two others in the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

New “massive” attack

Moscow's approach is similar and continues to intensify. Ukrainian officials in Kiev announced on Saturday that Russia launched a new “huge” missile attack on Ukraine on Friday night and Saturday, hitting energy sites in three regions.

The army said in its daily morning update: “Russia launched a new massive missile attack on Ukraine.” Moscow fired 34 missiles, shooting down 21 of them, according to the Air Force.

The head of the city's military administration, Oleksandr Vilkul, said via the Telegram application that two people were injured in Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region (central east).

Russia has been bombing Ukraine's energy infrastructure for several weeks, causing power shortages and outages.

He added: “The enemy has once again attacked the country’s energy infrastructure“Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galoshenko wrote on Facebook, citing:DamageOn facilities in Dnipropetrovsk (central east), Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv (west).

In a press release, the Ukrainian private operator DTEK indicated the presence of four of its thermal power plants “She was seriously damaged.” “With blows”particleDuring the night”.

In the Lviv region, Governor Maxim Kozitsky called on Telegram residents to refrain from using equipment at the end of the day and beginning of the evening that consumes a lot of electricity, for example kettles, irons, microwave ovens or washing machines to maintain electricity supply.

(With AFP and Reuters)