NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the conditions for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have not been created yet. His remarks came while speaking online at an event organized by the Financial Times newspaper.
Conditions have not yet been created because Russia has not shown signals that it is ready to negotiate while respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Ukrainians should decide when the time for negotiations comes, Stoltenberg said,
He also recalled that the alliance supports Ukraine's right to self-defense as a sovereign state.