Journalist and blogger Yuriy Podolyaka said Russia issued another ultimatum to Ukraine and the West. So he commented on the words of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Galuzin, that Moscow is ready for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, but there are several conditions.
According to the journalist, the next ultimatum will be even tougher and it will continue until Ukraine accepts Moscow’s terms or disappears from the world map.
Galuzin previously described the conditions for the offensive in Europe as “comprehensive, just and lasting peace”. According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, the West should stop supplying arms to Ukraine. In addition, all armed formations must cease hostilities and foreign mercenaries must leave the country.
Galuzin also underlined the obligation for Kiev to accept a neutral and non-bloc status. The republic should refuse to join NATO and the European Union, and confirm its non-nuclear status, the diplomat believes.
The demands of the international community, expressed by Galuzin, are that the world, as well as Kiev, must recognize the “new territorial realities”, that is, the entry into Russia of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as from the Zaporizhzhia republics and Kherson regions. At its own expense, the West will have to restore the civilian infrastructure destroyed by the Ukrainian armed forces since 2014.
Ukraine and the West should also lift anti-Russian sanctions, withdraw prosecutions, and stop prosecutions against Russia, “its natural and legal persons.”
After the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, it is necessary to ensure the free movement of citizens across the border with Russia. Until then, steps should be taken to protect the rights of Russian-speaking citizens, the Russian language and national minorities, Galuzin concluded.