The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation once again announced its demands for "peace", noting that it wants to take back the occupied territories.
According to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Mykhailo Galuzin, in order to end the war, it is necessary that:
Ukraine has stopped hostilities, and the West has stopped supplying weapons;
Ukraine refused to join the EU and NATO;
Ukraine returned to neutral non-aligned status;
Ukraine recognized "new territorial realities";
Ukraine defended the rights of Russian-speaking citizens and national minorities.
In an interview with TASS, Galuzin said: "In order to achieve a comprehensive, just and durable peace, Ukraine must return to the neutral non-aligned status recorded in the Declaration on its State Sovereignty in 1990, refuse to join NATO and the EU.
The new territorial realities that have developed as a result of the realization of the right of peoples to self-determination must be recognized."
He also declared about the traditional "denazification and demilitarization", as well as that "settlement is possible only on the condition that the hostilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine cease."
After that, the head of the OP Andriy Yermak stated in his Telegram, without reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, that Kyiv will not talk to Russia while its occupiers are on the territory of Ukraine.
"There is no such force that today will force Ukrainian society and the state leadership to talk to the Russians while the Russian troops are stationed on our territory," Yermak said.
Absurd statements of the enemy only confirm his incapacity. Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President, noted this in his Twitter account.
"Russia's demands" by the Russian Foreign Ministry rather confirm the legal and factual incapacity of the Russian leadership. That's why only the "meeting conditions of Ukraine" are realistic, Podoliak writes.
As the adviser to the head of the President's Office noted, in order to end the war, it is necessary that:
Russia withdrew its troops from the sovereign territory of Ukraine;
Russia recognized that the USSR had collapsed, and that the post-Soviet countries had the full extent of sovereignty;
Russia extradited war criminals and war authors;
Russia established a demilitarized zone on its territory;
Russia has reduced offensive weapons;
holding the International Conference on the organization of control over Russia's nuclear arsenal;
legal fixation of the program of reparations payments by Russia;
Russia should give up Russian assets seized in other countries in favor of Ukraine.
Let's add that, according to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi, on the eve of the war, world leaders held more than one hour of negotiations with the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in order to prevent a catastrophe. However, the latter still chose a different path. The one who brought death "must ask for forgiveness. And then our answer will be a tribunal."