Russia open to dialogue on Ukraine “without preconditions,” says Deputy FM
Russia is open to dialogue with Ukraine “without preconditions” (Photo:www.flickr.com/Sergey Melkonov)
Russia is open to dialogue with Ukraine “without preconditions,” Russian state-owned propaganda agency TASS quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as saying on Nov. 11.
“The Russian Federation, as before, is open to dialogue on Ukraine with-out preconditions,” he said.
Ryabkov added that “what comes next doesn’t depend on Moscow.”
His statement came amid a Russian withdrawal, ordered by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Nov. 9, from the Ukrainian city of Kherson.
The Ukrainian flag appeared over a plinth in front of Kherson’s city council building on Nov. 11.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have already liberated a number of settlements in the south of the country, including Snihurivka, Bruskinske, Borozenske, and Kyselivka – located just 15 km away from Kherson, and are continuing their liberation of the oblast.
Russian force are also suffering huge losses in the area around the town of Svatove in Luhansk Oblast. In this regard, dozens of wives and mothers of conscripted Russian soldiers, who had been sent to this area in Luhansk Oblast, arrived at the border with Ukraine on Nov. 9 to demand the return of their relatives.
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