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Zelensky reveals goal of negotiations with Russia

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The Ukrainian president says the main objective is for a meeting between the presidents to take place.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on Sunday night that the objective of Kiev’s negotiators is to pave the way for a direct meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, and the goal of the talks is to receive security guarantees.

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“Our delegates have a clear task – to do all they can so the meeting between presidents takes place, the meeting I’m sure the people are waiting for,” he said in a video address published on the president’s official Telegram channel.

According to him, the goal of the negotiations is to obtain “effective” security guarantees, “not like in Budapest or like on our skies,” but guarantees about which the Ukrainian side could “say: this works, these are the guarantees.”

Ukraine signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in 1994 along with Russia, the US, and UK, in which Ukraine joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and agreed to give up its own nuclear armaments, while receiving security guarantees from the other sides in return.

Ukraine claimed the treaty was breached by Russia in 2014 when the neighboring state “occupied” Crimea and the Donetsk and Lugansk republics – allegations that Moscow denied. In February, Zelensky claimed that the Budapest Memorandum no longer guarantees security to Ukraine, so the country can reverse its decision to not hold nuclear weapons.

Ukrainian officials have appealed to NATO and their allies to declare a no-fly zone over Ukraine in the wake of the Russian offensive since the first days of the conflict, which broke out in late February. Western leaders have rejected these requests due to fears that it would lead to a direct conflict with Russia and the US-led military bloc, since NATO aircraft would be forced to engage in fights and shoot down Russian planes in Ukrainian airspace.

The new round of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine is set to take place on Monday via video conference. According to the Russian side, there has been “significant progress” and the sides could soon come to an agreement and develop documents to sign, while a representative from Kiev said the two parties are approaching compromise and the Russian side is “already seeing things much more adequately.”

Moscow attacked its neighbour in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk Agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols were designed to regularize the status of the regions within the state of Ukraine.

Russia has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join NATO. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.

Source:RT News

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  1. Since this Ukraine business kicked off, Putin is about the only world leader I’ve seen NOT openly grinning with excitement.

  2. Yep I will say it again!!
    This all part of the NWO plan. Its staged for the fear driven dumbed down masses!
    There is plenty of evidence on Brand New Tube and Bitchute to support this!!
    Take the time and have a browse, IF your asleep it might wake you up!
    This is just like 911, Boston Bombing, Moon Landing, all fakery for the masses!

  3. In 2014 Victoria Nuland and the US State Dept overthrew the elected president of Ukraine and installed a Jew of their own, they called it a color revolution but it was just another J***** trick to take over a country, this guy isn’t the elected leader and needs to be gone.

    • Watch “Ukraine on fire” on Rumble, documentary by Oliver Stone. Very interesting.

      Apparently it was taken down from You Tube in recent days, so you just know it’s got to be the truth!

  4. Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various “party lines”.

    George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
    NB: George Orwell fought in the Spanish Civil War

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