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Putin responds to Biden on possible talks to end war in Ukraine

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Kremlin has said it will not hold talks as long as the US wants Russia to abandon conquered territories.

Mikhail METZEL / SPUTNIK / AFP

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Putin says he has always been willing to negotiate a war in Ukraine

The Russian President, Vladimir Putinresponded this Friday, the 2nd, to the request of the North American leader, Joe Bidento discuss the situation in Ukraine and put an end to the war which has been approaching ten months. “The president of the Russian Federation has always been and remains open to negotiations to guarantee our interests,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, but rejected the conditions put forward by the president of the Russian Federation. United States for a dialogue with the head of state of Russia. “What did Biden actually say? He said that negotiations are possible only after Putin leaves Ukraine,” Peskov told the press, before adding that Moscow was “evidently” unwilling to accept the conditions. “The special military operation will continue,” Peskov declared, using the terms the Kremlin uses to talk about the offensive in Ukraine. On Thursday, 1, during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Biden said he was ready to talk to Putin if the Russian president really had an interest in ending the conflict. “I am willing to talk to Putin if he is looking for a way to end the war. He hasn’t done that yet,” he said. Peskov responded on Friday that Putin was willing to talk to ensure respect for Russia’s interests, but added that Washington’s stance made any dialogue difficult. “The US government does not recognize the new territories as part of the Russian Federation,” Peskov said, referring to the Ukrainian regions the Kremlin claims it has annexed. Territories that Russia illegally annexed in September.

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*With information from AFP

Source: Jovempan

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