DENYS KARLOVSKYI — THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022, 19:31
DMITRY PESKOV ON MAY 9 ON RED SQUARE. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the signing of a peace treaty with Ukraine is possible if Russia's demands are fully met.
Source: Russian news agency "Interfax" with Peskov's comment
Peskov's Quote: "As for the peace agreement, yes, it is possible after Ukraine fulfils all the requirements of the Russian side.
Ukraine knows everything perfectly well (about the requirements of the Russian Federation – Ed.)".
Details: The journalist asked Peskov if the Kremlin had read the proposals for a peace agreement from the editorial office of the American magazine The National Interest. In the article, American experts propose an agreement under which Ukraine prescribes its neutrality in the Constitution, permanent members of the UN Security Council guarantee its sovereignty, Russia withdraws its troops from the Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts, but Ukraine gives up Crimea and Donbas.
However, Russia must agree to support Ukraine's bid to join the European Union.
In addition, Ukraine will be obliged to cancel all programs of cooperation in the military sphere with NATO member countries, including the supply of small arms and military instructors.
Peskov said that the Kremlin did not read this article.
Chairman of the Ukrainian negotiating group Davyd Arakhamia predicts that negotiations with Russia may resume at the end of August after the counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops in the occupied territories.
Member of the negotiating team Mykhailo Podoliak said that Russia offers negotiations only because it wants to get time for regrouping its forces and a more insidious and brutal offensive.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that negotiations will be held only when Russia demonstrates a desire to end the war and withdraw the occupation forces from the territory of Ukraine.
Head of the Russian delegation at the talks, Vladimir Medinskii said on 16 June that they allegedly sent their proposals for a peace agreement back in April, but the Ukrainian side allegedly ignored them.
· Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov stated that they were satisfied with the proposal of a peace agreement, which was outlined by the Ukrainian delegation in Istanbul on 29 March. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that Russia wants to reach agreements with Ukraine "as soon as possible."