Russian president sets conditions for ending war in Ukraine

Russian president sets conditions for ending war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday demanded from his British counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Crimea be recognized as Russian territory and that Ukraine be disarmed to end the war in that country.

In a statement following the phone call between the two leaders, the Kremlin said Putin demanded recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea and the demilitarization and exhaustion of the Ukrainian state, and the promise of his neutral status in preparation for conflict resolution.

The Russian president stressed that, according to the Kremlin, the resolution of the conflict “is only possible with unconditional consideration of Russia’s legitimate security interests.”

“The Russian side is open to negotiations with the representatives of Ukraine and hopes that this will lead to the expected results,” the Russian presidency said.

Macron and Putin referred to the talks between Kiev and Moscow, which took place in Belarus on Monday.

The negotiations took place when the Russian offensive, launched on February 24, met resistance from the Ukrainian army. The Russian economy also suffers from a sanctions barrier as a result of the occupation.

against the measures. Putin responded to the invasion of Ukraine by the “empire of lies” by being arrested against the brutal sanctions imposed by the West, and announced drastic measures to stop the ruble’s decline.

Later in the day, the Kremlin issued a decree banning Russian residents from transferring money abroad. In addition to this measure, exporters will also have to convert 80% of their foreign exchange income from Moscow into rubles from January 1, 2022. At the close, it traded at 94.6 rubles per dollar, compared to 83.5 on Wednesday. To protect the economy and the world from Western sanctions, the Central Bank of Russia has doubled interest rates from 10.5 percent to 20 percent. The Moscow stock exchange was closed before the collapse of the currency.

The United States, the European Union and other countries, among others, have removed the largest Russian banks from the international payment system Swift and banned all transactions with the Russian central bank. Europe also announced commercial retaliation, such as the closure of airspace to Russian aircraft.

Footage of a meeting between Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Governor of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina and the chief executive of the Russian Federation’s largest bank to respond to the sanctions were broadcast by Russian television . country, Sberbank.

“Russia and Mamluks make no sense” for Acevedo
Paraguayan Foreign Minister Euclid Acevedo reaffirmed his position to condemn the invasion of his country and the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, but opposed the possibility of severing diplomatic relations with Russia. “It makes little sense for me to withdraw and disrupt diplomatic relations,” Acevedo told Radio Ñandutí.
According to the foreign minister, the withdrawal of embassies from Moscow is “an unacceptable diplomatic convenience from precocious interpretation and logic”.
Acevedo stated that he was against this measure while advocating for negotiations and peace. “We must try to ensure that international law is restored as soon as possible,” he added. EFE

Source: Ulti Mahora

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