Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is ready to “negotiate with everyone involved in this process for acceptable solutions” regarding the war in Ukraine.
“I don’t think it’s that dangerous, I think we’re moving in the right direction, protecting our national interests and the interests of our citizens, our people, and we simply have no choice but to protect our citizens,” he was quoted as saying said Putin.
“We are ready to negotiate with everyone involved in this process for acceptable solutions, but it is up to them. It’s not us who refuse to negotiate, it’s them,” he added.
After that there was a reaction from official Ukraine.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted: “Putin needs to come back to reality.”
Russia “attacked Ukraine alone and is killing citizens”, added Podolyak. “Russia does not want negotiations, but tries to avoid responsibility. This is clear, so we are going to the Tribunal”.
Putin’s statements come as Russia continues its offensive against Ukraine.
On Sunday, Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said Russian troops hit Kramatorsk with three rockets. An industrial area was hit but there were no casualties.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today in a telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he expects India’s participation in the implementation of the “peace formula”.
“I had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wished him a successful presidency of the G20,” Zelensky said.
He recalled that at the G20 summit he announced the “peace formula” and said that he is now counting on India’s participation in its implementation.