A sudden turn of events in a war that has lasted more than a year and a half. Russia is in fact ready to start negotiations with Ukraine to end the ongoing crisis because it “prefers diplomatic and political means”. This was officially stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on RTVI. Putin, Peskov highlighted, “has repeatedly stated that the most important thing for us is to achieve our goals. And, of course, we would prefer to do so primarily through political and diplomatic means. That is why we remain ready for negotiations.” Peskov then argued that the negotiation process was interrupted by Kiev: «They themselves admitted that this was done at the behest of Great Britain, the British. Therefore, the situation is quite obvious”
However, the Kremlin does not exclude the participation of Vladimir Putin, as long as he appears, as is now taken for granted, in the presidential elections in March, at the G20 summit that will take place in Brazil next November. A decision has not yet been made on what form the Russian president’s intervention will take. Brazil joined the International Criminal Court, which issued an arrest warrant against Putin in relation to the deportation of Ukrainian minors to Russia. But President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has already specified that the invitation to Putin will still be formalized. The last time Putin personally attended a G20 summit was in 2019, in Japan. Last month, he spoke at the extraordinary G20 summit, convened via video conference by the Indian presidency. Since March, when the arrest warrant was issued, Putin has only traveled to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China and Belarus, and tomorrow he will leave for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Source: IL Tempo
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