Putin Discusses His Terms for a Ceasefire in Ukraine
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its fourth week, morale among Russian troops is at an all-time low. After facing perhaps more resistance than expected, Putin has laid down the terms of a ceasefire.
From Fox News. In a Thursday conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly outlined the conditions that would need to be met in order for him to end his invasion of Ukraine.
According to a BBC report, a Turkish official who listened to the call between the two leaders said that Putin would end his invasion if several conditions are met including a promise that Ukraine will remain neutral and not join NATO.
Erdogan’s leading adviser and spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, says that Russia is also calling for Ukraine to undergo a disarmament process to mitigate threats to Russia in the future as well as legal protections for the Russian language in Ukraine.
Additionally, Putin reportedly desires promises related to the “Denazification” of Ukraine.
Putin, according to the report, is also asking for face-to-face negotiations with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to hammer out his demands which Zelenskyy has previously stated he is not opposed to….
The report states that it is “assumed” Putin will ask Ukraine to give up territory in the east and formally recognize that Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014, is a part of Russia….
News of Putin’s willingness to negotiate an end to the war comes as his invasion enters its fourth week and reports have surfaced that morale among some Russian troops is beginning to wane….
What do you think of Putin’s demands? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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