For Moscow, peace means a neutral and disengaged Ukraine
Comforted by the failure of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, Russia believes more than ever that Ukraine must lose its southern and eastern regions for peace, Russian diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in an interview. In addition, he reaffirmed the official line that the Russian military attacked its neighbors on February 24, 2022 to protect Russian-speakers in Russia and Ukraine from Westerners.
“We will not allow near the borders of an aggressive Nazi state that endangers Russia and neighboring countries.”, the speaker emphasized. For the diplomat, a very important public figure in Russia, even though Russia is a belligerent, it cannot be held responsible for the absence of a peace process. According to her, no “There is no political will for peace, either in Kuwait or in the West”.
He flatly rejected a peace plan put forward by the Ukrainian leader last year, which would have provided for Russian troops to leave his country, nearly 18% of its territory occupied by Moscow’s forces. A spokesman for Russian diplomacy said that Ukraine’s main demand, namely respect for its territorial integrity and sovereignty “Peace has nothing to do with reality”. “Indeed, ultimatums to Russia to justify continued hostilities”she says. “Kyiv does not want to take into account the current realities and pursues the goal of surrendering our country with the help of the West”The Russian officer continued.
Mme Zakharova also pointed out “failure” The policy of economic sanctions against Russia confirms that the West has not succeeded in isolating the country. For her, these actions were equal “returned” West vs. and “International Authority of the Russian State” Strengthened. Western barriers “Doesn’t Diminish Russia’s Geopolitical Influence”Maria Zakharova assured that 80% of the world’s population lives in countries that do not accept any sanctions against Russia.
Mme Zakharova hailed Russia as developing in this interview “Evolving Cooperation” Despite efforts, along with many countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America “unbearable” The West must turn these countries against Russia. In Asia, Moscow sees Beijing as a partner “like-minded people” And he can build one “Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Communication”She added.
He took responsibility for Russia’s growing ties with North Korea, blaming the United States “Follow an expansionist path on the Korean Peninsula by increasing their military activities in the sub-region”. “Such a policy on the part of the United States is dangerous and fraught with dire consequences.”She judged.
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