According to a Kremlin spokesman, Putin is ready for any contacts that will help Russia “achieve its goals.” However, European politicians do not try to get in touch with him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to negotiate with European leaders, but they no longer call him. This was stated by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov to the Russian edition of Izvestia.
According to Peskov, the head of the Kremlin is ready for any contacts that will allow the Russian Federation to allegedly achieve its goals by any means.
“Preferably peacefully, at the negotiating table, but when this is not possible, and by military means, what we see now,” he said.
The Kremlin spokesman noted that there were many statements from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron that they would continue to communicate with Putin. However, there were no calls to the Kremlin from European politicians.
In addition, Peskov doubts that France and Germany have any intermediary potential, as they help Ukraine fend off a Russian invasion by sending weapons. In his opinion, this makes the European countries a party to the conflict.
In the same interview, Peskov said that there are still some “political forces” in Ukraine that are dissatisfied with the government and President Volodymyr Zelensky. Also, some of them are already in Russia. He cited Viktor Medvedchuk as an example.
Recall that Putin instructed the FSB to “fight the scum” that is trying to “split the Russian society.” The President of the Russian Federation called on the special services to strengthen counterintelligence and keep the Russian-Ukrainian border “under special control”. The Kremlin leader linked the threats that appeared on the territory of the aggressor country with the actions of Kyiv and Western countries.
It was also reported that Italian intelligence said that the Russian Federation is using the pause to prepare for a long war. According to intelligence services, the defense complex of the aggressor country is already suffering from anti-Russian sanctions by the EU and the United States. The Kremlin can use the respite at the front to restart its military industry. In parallel, Moscow is preparing the restructuring of the army.
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