Putin responded to Zelenskiy’s offer to hold talks

Russia is ready to send its delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukraine, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“As you know, today the President of Ukraine Zelenskiy declared his readiness to discuss the neutral status of Ukraine. Initially, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the purpose of the operation was to help the LPR and the DPR, including through the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. And this, in fact, is an integral component of the neutral status,” Peskov said.

“In this context, in response to Zelenskiy’s proposal, Vladimir Putin is ready to send a Russian delegation to Minsk at the level of representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the presidential administration for talks with the Ukrainian delegation,” he said.