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Russia warns of conditions for resuming Ukraine peace talks
Negotiations will depend on the “situation on the ground,” according to the Russian foreign minister
Two months after talks aimed at ending the Ukraine conflict broke down, at Kiev's instigation, Russia has issued a warning about the possibility of restarting the process. If Ukraine seeks to return to the negotiating table, Moscow will have to look at the “situation on the ground,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview on Thursday.

He accused some Western countries of not allowing the Kiev authorities to re-engage with a diplomatic effort to stop the fighting.

“When [Ukraine] deigns to turn to us with a proposal to resume the diplomatic process, which, as I understand it, the Europeans are urgently asking them to do, but the Anglo-Saxons do not allow this, we will look at the situation on the ground,” Lavrov said in an interview with Belarusian state TV.

“There are liberated areas, and the majority of the population there don’t even entertain the thought of returning under the control of neo-Nazi authorities or authorities that indulge neo-Nazism in every way possible,” he added.

Talks between Moscow and Kiev have stalled since they were last held in Turkey in late March. Since then, the Ukrainian side has maintained that it will resume talks only when it is in a “stronger negotiating position,” while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that he would restart negotiations only after Kiev recovers land lost after February 24.
















Ukraine will decide ‘what victory looks like’ – US
Despite Russian advances and talk of compromise with Moscow, Washington insists that Ukraine should dictate the terms of peace
Armed with American weapons, Kiev will determine the terms of a peace deal with Russia, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told Voice of America on Friday.

While others have suggested that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should cede some territory for peace, Kirby said Washington is preparing for what could be “a prolonged conflict.”

With the war in Ukraine passing the four-month mark on Friday, Russian forces continue to seize territory in Donbass. Moscow claims that up to 2,000 Ukrainian troops, ‘nationalists’ and foreign fighters are encircled in the region. Meanwhile, Kiev recently admitted losing as many as 1,000 troops per day, and is reportedly replenishing its beleaguered forces with conscripts, women and convicts.

Nevertheless, Kirby insisted that Ukraine can fight on, and told Voice of America that “Mr. Zelensky is going to get to determine what victory looks like.”

“Of course, we want Ukraine to succeed on the battlefield, and we want them to succeed at the negotiating table, if and when it comes to that,” Kirby continued. “We’re not at that stage right now. But we believe that President Zelensky is the one who gets to determine what victory looks like.

“Our job is to make sure that he has the tools available to him to do that in the most efficient, effective way.”

The US has already committed nearly $54 billion in direct and indirect military and economic aid to Ukraine, with the latest $450 million tranche of weapons to include four long-range rocket artillery systems. Kirby seemingly brushed off concerns that these systems could be used to launch strikes across the Russian border, saying on Friday that they are “Ukrainian property, and they get to determine how they’re going to use [them].”

Kirby added that “we want to see Ukraine’s territorial integrity fully restored,” which in the eyes of Kiev would involve seizing Crimea, which voted to join Russia in 2014. Several Ukrainian military and political leaders have stated that they will use NATO-supplied weapons to do exactly this.

Kirby and other officials at the State Department and Pentagon have given Ukraine carte blanche to wage war as it sees fit, even as other government officials in the US have reportedly called for restraint. Meanwhile, if anonymously sourced CNN reports are to be believed, American, British and European leaders are holding discussions about Ukraine’s future without Kiev’s involvement.

While NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently suggested that Ukraine may end up ceding territory in exchange for peace, he has since stated that the terms of a settlement will be decided by Zelensky. Likewise, although Zelensky has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of pressing him to give up land as part of a peace deal, Macron himself has since said that “Ukraine will decide when the conditions are met to build peace.”









NATOのイェンス・ストルテンベルグ事務総長は最近、ウクライナが和平と引き換えに領土を譲り渡すことになるかもしれないと示唆したが、その後、和解の条件はゼレンスキーが決めると明言している。同様に、ゼレンスキーはマクロン仏大統領から和平交渉の一環として土地の譲渡を迫られたと非難しているが、マクロン氏自身はその後、"和平構築の条件が整えばウクライナが決定する "と述べている。



NATO predicts how Ukraine conflict will end
The head of the military bloc, Jens Stoltenberg, says peace negotiations will ultimately bring a solution to the conflict
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will probably end with a negotiated settlement, but that does not mean the West should stop sending arms to Kiev or reduce sanctions pressure on Moscow, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday.

“Most likely, this war will end at the negotiating table,” Stoltenberg told the Spanish newspaper El Pais, acknowledging that an outright military victory was not on the cards.

“Our responsibility is to ensure that Ukraine is in the strongest possible position and to help it remain a sovereign and independent European nation,” he said.

The best way to bolster Kiev's position ahead of talks with Moscow is “to provide strong military support, economic support, and push through tough sanctions against Russia,” the NATO chief added.

However, he declined to say when negotiations between Russia and Ukraine could take place.

“Peace can always be achieved if you surrender. But Ukraine is fighting for its freedom, for its right to exist, for the right to be a democratic nation without submitting to the power of Russia. And the Ukrainians are ready to pay a very high price, to sacrifice themselves for these values. It's not for us to tell them how far their sacrifices should go,” Stoltenberg said.

When asked whether the West’s arming of Kiev is fuelling the conflict and increasing loss of life in Ukraine, the NATO chief replied that “we help them because they're asking for it.”

“Throughout history we've seen nations willing to accept great sacrifices for freedom,” he added.

Stoltenerg also noted that despite weaponry being provided to Ukraine by the US and the EU, “there is no total war between NATO and Russia.”

Moscow has repeatedly warned against deliveries of foreign weapons to Kiev, arguing that they will only prolong the fighting and increase the risk of a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.






"平和 "は降伏すれば必ず達成される。しかし、ウクライナは自由のために、存在する権利のために、ロシアの力に服従することなく民主的な国家である権利のために戦っているのです。そして、ウクライナ人は、これらの価値のために非常に高い代償を払い、自らを犠牲にする覚悟があるのです。彼らの犠牲がどこまで及ぶべきかは、私たちが決めることではない」とストルテンベルグ氏は述べた。





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