Putin called the condition for negotiations with Ukraine: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin is ready for talks with Kyiv. However, he believes that dialogue between countries is possible only if Ukraine lays down its arms.
“Russia is ready for negotiations at any moment when the Ukrainian Armed Forces lay down their arms,” Lavrov said.
At the same time, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “Kyiv’s readiness for negotiations with Moscow is moving in the direction of the positive.”
However, Putin’s speaker did not elaborate on the details of possible negotiations between the countries.
“The Kremlin drew attention to Kyiv’s statement about the readiness of negotiations with Moscow, it will have to be analyzed,” Peskov added.
Zelensky on joining NATO: we are not afraid to talk about a neutral status, but what guarantees
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had asked European leaders whether Ukraine would join NATO. However, everyone is afraid to answer.
It is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the president’s video message.
“Today I asked 27 European leaders whether Ukraine will join NATO, I asked directly. Everyone is afraid. They don’t answer. But we are not afraid of anything. status (we are not in NATO now), but what guarantees will we have,” Zelensky said.
At the same time, he stressed that the fate of the country depends on the Ukrainian army and people, “on your wisdom and the great support of all friends of Ukraine.”
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