“At the moment, the atmosphere that I caught (at the meeting. - 


) of NATO is such that Vladimir Putin does not really show good faith,” TASS quoted him with reference to The Daily Telegraph.

He added that it was "very hard" to talk about the possibility of negotiations next year.

As noted in the Kremlin, in order to start negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Kyiv's political will and readiness to discuss the requirements previously put forward by Moscow are needed.

Earlier, John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the US National Security Council, said that the United States stated that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was not ready to start a negotiation process with Russia to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.