Vladimir Putin has claimed on Christmas Day that Moscow “are ready to negotiate” to end the war “with everyone involved.”
This did not go down well with the Ukrainian government on Sunday and Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said that Putin “needs to come back to reality.”
Putin has accused Kyiv of “refusing” to negotiate because Moscow has said that they will be wanting “acceptable offers” meaning, that the recently four annexed regions will remain as part of the Russian Federation along with Crimea.
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This is unacceptable for Kyiv because those lands are and will always be Ukrainian and therefore they will continue to fight until they have reclaimed back their territory.
Podolyak said that Russia does not actually want any negotiations and Putin is trying to “avoid responsibility” because he will not back down.
Putin said, “I believe that we are acting in the right direction, we are defending our national interests, the interests of our citizens, our people.
“And we have no other choice but to protect our citizens.”
Putin has accused Ukraine and the West of “refusing” to compromise on Moscow’s terms.
The Russian tyrant said on state TV, “We are ready to negotiate with everyone involved about acceptable solutions, but that is up to them – we are not the ones refusing to negotiate, they are.”
The Ukrainian presidential adviser tweeted, “Putin needs to come back to reality.
“1. Russia single-handedly attacked Ukraine and is killing citizens. There are no other “countries, motives, geopolitics”
“2. Russia doesn’t want negotiations, but tries to avoid responsibility. This is obvious, so we are moving to the Tribunal.”
Despite Moscow claiming that they want to negotiate they insist that their so called “special military operation” is to protect Russian speakers in Ukraine, but the West and Kyiv both agree Putin only wants to capture Ukraine.