Russia announced what Ukraine must agree to in order to end the war

Dmitry Peskov
Dmitry Peskov / EPA-EFE / SERGEY GUNEEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Moscow has accused Western countries of blocking peace talks with Ukraine and thus prolonging the war.

"At this point, Western countries have placed all their bets on the continuation of the war," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told state television.

Under the leadership of the United States, the West has not allowed Ukraine to "think about peace, or talk about it, or talk about it," Peskov said, referring to statements by Western politicians who said they did not want to force it. Ukraine to negotiate.

Regardless, the moment for negotiations will come, Peskov said. However, in order to achieve peace, Ukraine will have to accept Russian demands, including the recognition of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea as Russian territory and the cession of Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, he added.

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