Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone name with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz denied that Russian troops have been bombing Ukrainian cities, dismissing such info as pretend, the Kremlin stated Friday.
Putin stated studies about “the alleged ongoing air strikes of Kyiv and other large cities are gross propaganda fakes,” the Kremlin stated in a press release.
He added that dialogue on Ukraine could be attainable provided that Russian calls for are met.
Putin “confirmed that Russia is open to dialogue with the Ukrainian side, as well as with everyone who wants peace in Ukraine. But under the condition that all Russian demands are met,” the Kremlin stated.
These embrace the impartial and non-nuclear standing of Ukraine, its “denazification”, recognition of Crimea as a part of Russia and of the “sovereignty” of separatist territories in jap Ukraine.
“Hope was expressed that during the planned third round of talks, the representatives of Kyiv will take a reasonable and constructive position,” the Kremlin added.
The subsequent assembly of delegations from Russia and Ukraine is anticipated throughout the weekend, in keeping with certainly one of Kyiv’s negotiators.
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