25 Feb 2022 16:04

Russia ready to send delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukraine - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Russia is ready to send a delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"As you know, Ukrainian President Zelensky said today he was ready to discuss neutral status for Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said originally that the operation was aimed at helping the LPR and the DPR, in particular, by means of the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. In fact, this is an integral element of neutral status," Peskov said.

"In this context, in response to Zelensky's proposal, Vladimir Putin is ready to send a Russian delegation comprising representatives of the Defense Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the presidential administration to Minsk for talks with a Ukrainian delegation," he said.