A window of diplomatic solution is opens between Ukraine and Russia as it seems that Ukrainian President Zelensky wants to actually negotiate Ukraine’s netraulity status with Russia.
According to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin is positive about the willingness of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the status of neutrality for Ukraine.
On Friday, the Ukrainian president said he was open to discussing neutrality status with Russia, but only if there were “third-party guarantees.”
According to him, “everyone is worried” in the political leadership of Ukraine as the country does not belong to NATO and doubts that any third country will provide such guarantees.
The Kremlin should now consider Zelensky’s intentions, Peskov told reporters, responding to Zelensky ‘s statements about his readiness for neutrality talks.
On the other hand, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Zelensky was “lying” after meeting with officials from the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk on Friday.
“We do not need to shift the responsibility to others because President Zelensky’s missed opportunities for talks are well known,” Lavrov said.
Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine is aimed at “liberating Ukraine from militarism and neo-Nazism” and allowing Ukrainians to “choose their own path without any foreign intervention,” the Russian foreign minister said in a statement.