TheVoiceOfJoyce Though Russia controls none of the 4 annexed provinces, Putin is insisting on negotiations, granting Russia the provinces? Erdogan is trying to persuade him to accept a general ceasefire and talks. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has sided with Putin, is now requesting a ceasefire with no conditions through January 7 th. The bodies of Russian troops killed in last weeks dormitory have been flown back to Russia. To continue with Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Zelensky is requesting Tanks and armored vehicles. They need more, much more, to stop the Iranian missile barrages. Most of the Wagner conscripts , direct from jail to the battlefield, have been pardoned, though many of the 40,000 perished. Russia fights a cruel war and its up to Zelensky to end the War on their territory, using every weapon possible.

Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s openness to a serious dialogue, provided that the [Kyiv] authorities fulfil the well-known and repeatedly voiced requirements and take into account the new territorial realities.

Russia’s president annexed Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions in September after Kremlin-orchestrated fake referendums in the regions.

The Kremlin has previously insisted that any proposals to end the conflict in Ukraine must take into account what it calls “today’s realities” of those four Ukrainian regions having joined Russia. Russia does not fully control any of the four regions.

Putin also “acknowledged the destructive role of the West, pumping weapons into Kyiv, providing information and guidance,” the Kremlin said.

The pair also discussed a number of energy issues, including the creation of a gas hub in Turkey and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, it added.

Last Updated: 07:19 Thursday, 05 January 2023

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