Putin Extended This List of Offers to Ukraine

Putin Extended This List of Offers to Ukraine

(RightWing.org) – Representatives from Ukraine and Russia met for a third time to attempt to negotiate a cease-fire on Monday, March 7. Later that day, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a non-negotiable list of four demands as a precondition to ending his military actions in Ukraine.

According to Peskov, Russia will instantly halt its “special military operation” if Kyiv meets those demands. Those demands state that Ukraine must:

  1. Cease all military actions
  2. Acknowledge the status of Crimea as a legitimate Russian territory
  3. Recognize two disputed Ukrainian territories, Donetsk and Lugansk, as independent states
  4. Amend its constitution to prohibit Ukraine from pursuing membership in Western blocks, including the European Union and NATO.

It remains unclear whether Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will consider meeting those conditions. However, he issued a list of demands to Western countries during a speech he presented to British Parliament via a video feed on Tuesday.

They include the following:

  1. Creation of a no-fly zone over Ukrainian territory
  2. Increased military aid
  3. Stricter sanctions, including a ban on purchasing Russian natural gas and crude oil
  4. Membership for Ukraine in the European Union

What do you think about ongoing peace negotiations? Do Ukraine’s demands of Western allies also serve as a message to Russia?

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