March 19 (MARCA) – With Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine having officially begun on February 24, the world’s rightful condemnation has put Russia into a difficult position domestically, and with military struggles halting Russia’s progress to Kyiv, Putin has laid out six conditions that would end the war.
Putin made a series of non-negotiable terms during peace talks with representatives of the Ukrainian government, although for the moment the death and destruction in Ukraine is continuing on a daily basis.
Ukrainian government officials do not believe Putin is being realistic in his demands, whilst visits of the leaders of Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic have done little to speed up the peace process.
Putin’s conditions for ending the war
According to the newspaper ABC, Putin’s conditions for peace are as follows:
- Ukraine doesn’t enter NATO and maintains a position of neutrality
- Crimea is recognised as a territory of Russia
- The independence is granted to the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk
- Ukraine demilitarises and surrenders any weapons which constitute a threat to Russia
- Ukraine goes through a process of denazification, which would essentially constitute a change of government based on Putin’s previous words about the Ukrainian leadership.
- Russian becomes the second official language of Ukraine and any laws which prohibit its use are repealed. (MARCA)