Ukraine says ready to meet Russia's principled demands - Putin's aide Medinsky
MOSCOW. March 30 (Interfax) - Ukraine has declared its willingness to grant Russia's principled demands, and if they are met, this will eliminate the threat of the establishment of a NATO foothold in that country, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who heads the Russian delegation in negotiations with Ukraine, said on Wednesday.
"Ukraine has declared its willingness to meet the principled demands on which Russia has insisted over the past years. If these obligations are honored, the threat of the establishment of a NATO foothold in Ukrainian territory will be eliminated," Medinsky said on the Rossiya 24 (VGTRK) television channel on Wednesday.
Russia insists on its principled position concerning Crimea and Donbas, Vladimir Medinsky.
"I'd like to stress in particular that our country's principled position with regard to Crimea and Donbas remains unchanged," he said.