Russia declared today that it remains open to negotiating a settlement in Ukraine, but she stressed that what is important for her is to achieve the objectives set within the framework of the military campaign.
“The president (Russian, Vladimir Putin) has said on repeated occasions that what is important for us is to achieve our objectives,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told RTVI television.
When he launched the military campaign in Ukraine, on February 24, 2022, the Russian president indicated that his objectives were “demilitarize” and “denazify” the neighboring country.
The Presidency spokesperson stressed that “of course” Russia would prefer to achieve its goals with “political-diplomatic means”. “That is why we maintain our willingness to negotiate”said Peskov, who recalled that the negotiating process was interrupted by the Ukrainian side.
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, by decree prohibited negotiating with Russia, as long as Putin remains at the head of the Kremlin. “They themselves (the Ukrainians) recognized that this was done on the instruction of the United Kingdomfrom the British”stressed the Kremlin spokesman.
Peskov described “theoretical conclusion” the publication today of the Russian newspaper “Izvestia” about the fact that talks between Moscow and could be resumed on the territory of a Western country, for example, Hungary.
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