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No plan to continue Russia-US talks on strategic stability: Kremlin

Decision on President Putin's participation in G20 summit to be made in due time, says Kremlin spokesman

Elena Teslova   | 30.06.2022
No plan to continue Russia-US talks on strategic stability: Kremlin

MOSCOW

Russia has no plans to continue its dialogue with the US on strategic stability, the Kremlin said on Thursday. 

“No, unfortunately, there are no tangible plans in this regard yet,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to a question at a press conference in Moscow.

On media reports that Myanmar has requested oil supply from Russia, Peskov said no visit by the countries’ leaders is planned.

Concerning President Vladimir Putin’s participation in this year’s G20 summit, which has sparked heated debate, the spokesman said the matter is being evaluated and a decision will be made in due time.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned against boycotting the summit if Putin attends, but said he was doubtful that the Russian leader would come to the event, scheduled for November in Indonesia.

“Johnson makes a lot of different statements, remarks – successful, less successful, completely unsuccessful and monstrous in their content,” Peskov said.

About the exchange of war prisoners with Ukraine, Peskov said: “The main thing for us is the return of our military personnel and all military personnel who are fighting for the right to life of people from the LPR and DPR (so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics).”

On the European Human Rights Court’s ruling urging Donetsk to free captured British mercenaries, Peskov said Moscow is no longer obliged to follow its decisions.

On June 9, a court in Donetsk sentenced British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner to death, along with Moroccan national Brahim Saadoun.

Aslin was the first foreign fighter arrested and questioned by British authorities for his involvement with the YPG/PKK terror group on his return from Syria in 2017.

He was held under the UK’s Terrorism Act on suspicion of engaging “in the preparation to fight against Daesh (ISIS),” and possessing “articles for terrorist purposes in Iraq/Syria.”​​​​​​​

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