Putin is ready to negotiate with Ukraine – the Germans do not believe in a quick end to the war

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Vladimir Putin wants a negotiated solution to the Ukraine war. But Kiev had long had other plans. Message Ticker.

Update as of Monday, December 26 at 7:52 am: A majority of people in Germany do not believe that the war in Ukraine will end anytime soon. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Youkov on behalf of the German Press Agency dpa Reported in the morning. 57 percent of respondents believe that Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine will last at least until the end of 2023. Only 27 percent expect it to close by the end of the year. 19 percent did not provide any information.

The survey also asked about attitudes towards possible negotiations between the warring parties. A 55 percent majority favors Ukraine immediately negotiating with Russia to end the war. Only 27 percent of respondents said now is not the right time for peace talks. A willingness to negotiate prevails among voters of all parties represented in the Bundestag. However, this is much less pronounced among supporters of the Greens (46 percent), SPD (52 percent) and FDP (53 percent). By contrast, 80 percent of AfD voters want representatives from Ukraine and Russia to sit at the same table.

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President Vladimir Putin is in a Christmas spirit in Moscow, and has struck a conciliatory tone over the war in Ukraine. © VALERIY SHARIFULIN/AFP

Putin ready to negotiate with Ukraine – Kiev calls court

+++ 8.36 pm: Russia’s talk of talks on the Ukraine war has stoked suspicions in Kiev. “Russia does not want negotiations and is trying to avoid responsibility (for the war),” Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, tweeted on Sunday. According to Podoljak, the Ukrainian government is demanding “a tribunal” of an international court, before which the Russian leadership must respond.

+++ 7.38 pm: In his Christmas address, the Pope called for an end to the war in Ukraine. Condemning the senseless violence, he invited both sides for talks.

War in Ukraine: Russia calls for summit in Moscow

+++ 5.48 pm: An informal summit of the “Commonwealth of Independent States” (CIS) is scheduled to be held in Moscow on December 26 and 27. Among others, there was Russian President Vladimir Putin Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko was invited. When it was founded, Ukraine was also a member. In 2018, two years after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, the country left the union.

Update, 3:35 pm: The President in a video address Volodymyr Zelenskyj He addressed the people of Ukraine. He wished people Christmas. Zelensky said of the ongoing attacks from Russia: “We will not wait for a miracle. We will do something ourselves.” The Ukrainian president did not respond to Vladimir Putin’s indirect remarks.

Negotiations on the war in Ukraine? Putin seems ready

Statement from December 25, 2022: The fighting in the Moscow-Ukraine war did not take a break at Christmas. The troops were captured on Sunday night (12/24/2022). The city of Kherson, Ukraine, is on fire. Ukraine declared that its own armed forces were managed Destroy several Russian combat vehicles.

However, Sunday morning struck Moscow other tones. Russian President Vladimir Putin said personally in an interview with a state-controlled television channel Russia 1 On the ongoing conflict in Ukraine: “We are ready to negotiate acceptable solutions with all those involved, but it is up to them – it is not us to refuse negotiations, but them.” Putin also stressed in the interview that the Russian military is determined. Its operation in Ukraine was “on the right track”.

Ukraine war: Putin sees no major risk in conflict with West

He again blamed the West. is the goal of the foreign coalition led by AmericaRussia must be dismembered. It was the West that first started the Ukraine conflict in 2014 – when Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted during a Maidan protest in Kiev.

But in an interview in which Putin addressed talks with Ukraine for the first time in a long time, the Russian president tried to downplay the conflict with the West. It has not reached a dangerous level. Putin again called the invasion by troops he commanded a “special military operation.” The word “war”. The President first used it a few days ago He saved it again this time.

Ukraine War Talks: No Conclusion So Far

After more than 300 days of war in Ukraine, there have been no serious talks on a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government in Kyiv has always insisted that negotiations should only be considered once all Russian troops leave Ukrainian soil. According to Selenskyj, these will not only include areas captured in the ongoing war since February last year. Russia is also expected to join by 2014 Crimean Peninsula Get it back. In the past few days, Moscow has reiterated its readiness for talks once the goals of the military special operation are met. What these goals are remains a Kremlin secret. (Daniel Tillman)

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