Kyiv, March 08: Russia and Ukraine have been waging a devastating war for the past few days. Russia is ready to negotiate with Ukraine, but it has set some conditions. A Kremlin spokesman said on Monday that Russia had told Ukraine it was ready to suspend its military operations if Kiev accepted the terms. This is Russia’s clearest statement so far. Russia has set some conditions for a halt to so-called “special military operations” in Ukraine. It has been 12 days since the war between Russia and Ukraine and so far both sides have suffered heavy losses.
Millions have fled the war so far. The United Nations refugee agency says more than 1.7 million people have fled war-torn Ukraine so far. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday that more than 1.7 million people have fled Ukraine and taken refuge in other countries since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. About one million of them have taken refuge in Poland. At the same time, more than 1,80,000 people have taken refuge in Hungary, while 1,28,000 people have taken refuge in Slovakia.
Four conditions imposed by Russia –
Ukraine should suspend military action: Kremlin spokesman says “we are really ending Ukraine’s disarmament. We will end it. But more importantly, Ukraine must also suspend its military action. They should stop their military action and then no one will shoot.
Ukraine must change its constitution to establish neutrality: The spokesman said, “Ukraine should amend the constitution, declaring that Ukraine has no intention of joining any group.” Russia believes that Ukraine should not join NATO or the European Union.
Crimea to be considered part of Russia: Russia has said that Ukraine must recognize the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. A Kremlin spokesman said: “We have also discussed whether Ukraine should recognize Crimea as Russian territory.” Russia occupied Crimea in 2014.
Ukraine should recognize Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states: A Kremlin spokesman said: “We must recognize that Donetsk and Luhansk are independent countries and then the war will end in an instant.”