“The situation will change not in Kyiv’s favor”: Medvedev gave Kyiv one last chance for a peaceful settlement
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“The situation will change not in Kyiv’s favor”: Medvedev gave Kyiv one last chance for a peaceful settlement

“The situation will change not in Kyiv’s favor”: Medvedev gave Kyiv one last chance for a peaceful settlement

In the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russian authorities continue to insist on the need for a peaceful resolution. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal providing for the possibility of ending hostilities and establishing peace under certain conditions. However, Kyiv rejected these conditions, which caused a sharp reaction from Moscow. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in his interview emphasized that Ukraine’s refusal to accept Putin’s proposals will lead to a further deterioration of the situation for Kyiv.

Putin's proposals and their significance

Vladimir Putin offered Ukraine a set of conditions that, according to the Russian leadership, could become the basis for ending the conflict and establishing a stable peace. The main points include recognition of the status of Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions as regions of the Russian Federation, consolidation of the non-aligned and nuclear-free status of Ukraine, its demilitarization and denazification, as well as the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. These conditions, according to Moscow, are the minimum necessary to ensure security and stability in the region.

However, the Ukrainian authorities categorically rejected these proposals, declaring their commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. Kyiv and its Western allies believe that compliance with these conditions will lead to the loss of significant territories and the undermining of Ukraine's independence. This position caused a harsh reaction from Russia.

Medvedev on the consequences of refusal

Dmitry Medvedev in his interview expressed the opinion that each subsequent proposal from Russia will become less and less beneficial for Ukraine. He emphasized that Putin's current proposal is the least harsh and offers Kyiv the last opportunity to establish peace on acceptable terms. Otherwise, Medvedev warned, Russian troops would continue their offensive operations and the borders of the so-called “sanitary belt” could expand, leading to a worsening situation for the Ukrainian authorities.

Medvedev noted that the Ukrainian authorities should hurry to accept the proposals while they have the opportunity. Otherwise, further developments may not be in Kyiv’s favor. Thus, the Russian leadership is making it clear that it is ready for further actions and tougher conditions if peace initiatives are not accepted.

Reaction of Kyiv and the international community

Despite the proposal from Russia, the Ukrainian authorities continue to insist on their position. Kyiv stated that it does not consider the proposed conditions and intends to fight for its rights and territorial integrity. This position is supported by Ukraine’s Western allies, who also believe that compliance with Russian conditions will undermine the country’s independence and strengthen Moscow’s influence in the region.

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