Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has stated Russia will halt its army motion in Ukraine if Kyiv meets 4 circumstances.
In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Peskov stated Moscow may “end war immediately” if Ukraine agreed to signal a neutrality settlement that might bar it from getting into NATO, acknowledged Crimea as Russian, acknowledged the areas of Luhansk and Donetsk as unbiased, and ceased all army motion.
He instructed the information wire that negotiators on Ukraine’s facet “were told that all this can be stopped in a moment.”
“We really are finishing the demilitarization of Ukraine,” Peskov instructed Reuters. “We will finish it. But the main thing is that Ukraine ceases its military action. They should stop their military action and then no one will shoot.
“We have additionally spoken about how they need to acknowledge that Crimea is Russian territory and that they should acknowledge that Donetsk and Luhansk are unbiased states. And that is it. It will cease in a second.”
The Kremlin spokesman added: “They ought to make amendments to the structure in line with which Ukraine would reject any goals to enter any bloc.”
Ukrainian officials have yet to respond to Peskov’s demands.
Peskov’s interview reiterated President Vladimir Putin’s line that the invasion launched on February 24 is a “particular army operation” to disarm Ukraine and detain leaders it claims are neo-Nazis.
Ukraine and the West say this is a false pretext used to try to justify the incursion.
Earlier on Monday, Kyiv denounced Moscow’s offer to allow Ukrainian civilians to flee to Russia and Belarus, describing it as nothing more than an “immoral” stunt to take advantage of the struggling of civilians.
Russia’s army stated on Monday morning that humanitarian corridors could be opened within the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy and Mariupol, efficient from 10 a.m. Moscow time.
Russia is attempting to “use people’s suffering to create a television picture,” stated a spokesperson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“They are citizens of Ukraine, they should have the right to evacuate to the territory of Ukraine,” the spokesperson added, in line with Reuters.
It has been reported that the Russian army has violated earlier cease-fires.
The U.N. refugee company stated on Sunday that greater than 1.5 million individuals had fled Ukraine for the reason that invasion started. The United Nations’ excessive commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, called it “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II” in a tweet posted on Sunday.
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Update 03/07/22, 10:36 a.m. ET: This article was up to date so as to add further info.