"In case the necessary conditions are created": Shoigu said Russia is ready for talks with the West on Ukraine
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow is allegedly ready to start talks with the West on Ukraine and "further coexistence." Such readiness, he said, "remains in case the necessary conditions are created."
Shoigu made the statement while speaking at the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum. His words are quoted by Russian propaganda media.
"In case the necessary conditions are created, we remain ready for political discussions on a realistic basis - both on the post-conflict settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and on the parameters of further coexistence with the West in general," the head of the aggressor country's defense ministry said.
Shoigu cynically added that the Russian Federation allegedly wants to "ensure equal relations between all nuclear powers - permanent members of the UN Security Council" because they bear "special responsibility" for peace and stability in the world.
"In order to form a fair, multipolar world order, it is necessary to update the international security architecture, to make it more stable," the Russian minister said, repeating the propaganda about a "multipolar" world.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- In October 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy put into effect a decision of the National Security and Defense Council, which, among other things, prohibits negotiations with current Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Putin recently revealed that Russia invaded Ukraine, allegedly to "end the war," and was doing everything to "peacefully resolve the conflict."
- NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said that negotiations with Russia are out of the question until the invaders return all the occupied territories to Ukraine.
- EU Diplomacy Chief Josep Borrell believes that a dialogue between Ukraine and Russia should be started, but on the basis of the Ukrainian Peace Formula.
- Earlier, Russia's demands at the 2022 Istanbul talks became known after Russian troops fled northern Ukraine. In particular, Moscow wanted to reduce the Ukrainian army to 85,000 people and 342 tanks.