Regarding the bilateral talks in this capital, the Russian foreign minister pointed out that he reported in detail on the development of the special military operation deployed by Russia in Ukraine.
“We share our assessments on the evolution, or rather the slowness of the Russo-Ukrainian negotiations,” he added.
In his opinion, the statements made by top officials in Kiev, including President Vladimir Zelensky, give the impression that they accepted their fate and their country does not need to negotiate with Moscow at all.
Lavrov pointed out that the negotiations between the two countries came to a standstill after Kiev did not respond to a proposal from Moscow, based on the previous initiatives presented by Ukrainian authorities.
The foreign ministers of Russia and Kazakhstan discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation in the political, commercial, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, and valued the prospects for expanding the legal framework of the association and strategic alliance.
The priorities for Russia and Kazakhstan are joint interaction with integration mechanisms such as the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.