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12 April 2022, 17:14

Putin comments on Russia-Ukraine peace talks

AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) - Ukraine's inconsistency on matters of principle creates difficulties for reaching agreements, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the media after the talks with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.

According to Vladimir Putin, Russia and Ukraine reached certain agreements during the talks in Istanbul. It was agreed that security guarantees for Ukraine would not apply to Crimea and Donbass. But then, the president said, there was a provocation in Bucha and the Ukrainian side backed away from its agreements.

“We are back to a stalemate for ourselves and for everyone. I was told that last night the Ukrainian side changed something again. I don't know what those changes are. This inconsistency on matters of principle creates serious difficulties for reaching final agreements acceptable to everyone on the negotiation track. Until this happens, the military operation will continue until its full completion and the resolution of the tasks that have been set,” Vladimir Putin stressed.

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