“Flowing Ukraine with weapons and training Ukrainian troops is a destructive policy pursued by the West.” Because of this policy, “as well as extensive financial support for Ukraine, Kiev rejects any idea of talks”. Russian President Vladimir Putin said this in a phone call with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, according to a Kremlin statement, quoted by Tass.
This attitude, the statement continues, “encourages radical Ukrainian nationalists to commit further heinous crimes against civilians”. “The Russian president has asked Germany to reconsider this approach regarding Ukrainian developments,” the statement continued, explaining that the two leaders spoke on various aspects of the situation in Ukraine. “Once again Putin explained the details of the Russian approach to the condition of the special operation,” he read. Tass points out that the phone call took place on German initiative and that the two leaders had last heard on 13 September.