Scholz ruled out recognition of the “imposed peace” in Ukraine

He promised to continue helping Ukraine, but stressed that Berlin's actions should not lead to a clash between Russia and NATO

Olaf Scholz
Peace in Ukraine will be possible only if “an understanding, an agreement” is reached, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at a campaign event for the Social Democratic Party, reports Zeit. “We will not accept the peace imposed on Ukraine”, — he emphasized. p> Materials for the article Authors Tags Subscribe to RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our RuTube channel

Истoчник rbc.ru On Friday, the chancellor spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among the demands that the Russian leadership had previously put forward as possible provisions of the peace agreement, — “demilitarization and denazification” Ukraine, its refusal to join NATO, the recognition of Crimea by Kyiv as Russian, and the DPR and LPR — independent. On May 9, presidential aide and head of the Russian delegation Vladimir Medinsky said that remote negotiations had not been terminated. Moscow sent its proposals to Kyiv in April. Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, explained that the process became more complicated after the events in the Kyiv region, Mariupol, Volnovakha. He pointed to Moscow's responsibility for the world food situation, called for a ceasefire in Ukraine, and called “the claim that the Nazis rule there is incorrect.” Putin, in turn, informed Scholz that negotiations between Russia and Ukraine were “essentially blocked by Kyiv.” He talked about “measures to ensure the safety of civilians”; and evacuation of civilians from Azovstal in Mariupol. The German Chancellor said that peace can only come if Kyiv and Moscow reach an agreement. Since then, the parties have held several rounds of negotiations. Read on RBC Pro Pro Russian foreigners: who will replace the departed fashion brands for Russians Articles Pro The dark side of the state defense order: what to consider in order not to go to jail Instructions Pro Gas supplies to the EU are falling. The Russian leader spoke about “continued gross violations of the norms of international humanitarian law by militants professing the Nazi ideology.”
At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on May 9, Scholz called for the resumption of talks between Moscow and Kyiv to become “more concrete”; and for agreements to be reached. The last face-to-face meeting was held in Istanbul on March 29, at which the Ukrainian delegation handed over to the Russian draft document on the settlement. The head of the German government called Moscow's goal in Ukraine “strengthening its influence and expanding its territory.” “Revanchism and imperialism will not determine reality in Europe,” — Scholz promised. Scholz assured that Berlin would continue to help Kyiv, but this assistance should not escalate into a military clash between Russia and NATO. “It is impossible to imagine” that Ukraine would agree to a “peace dictated to it” and on the situation in which she is “imposed” conditions that it cannot accept for reasons of sovereignty and territorial integrity, he noted. In his opinion, Ukrainians will feel the consequences of the current conflict “and in 100 years”. What will happen to Gazprom's shares Forecasts Pro Who will occupy the warehouse space empty due to sanctions and the departure of players Forecasts Pro Defective – to exit: which managers will survive in the next two years Articles Pro How the relevance of digital assets and currencies is changing Articles Pro Pick up IKEA customers : how advertising campaigns worked after February 24 Cases Pro How to abandon the Western HR system Instructions
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. After the March talks, the Russian side has repeatedly stated that Ukraine has departed from the Istanbul agreements, and the discussion has reached a dead end.

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