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According to Foreign Minister Lavrov, Moscow remains ready to hold talks on Ukraine. “Given the current situation on the ground,” he says.

According to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Russia remains ready to sign agreements with Ukraine under certain conditions. State news agency Tass quoted Lavrov as saying in an interview published early Thursday morning:

Our position remains the same: We are ready to reach an agreement, given the current situation on the ground.

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

Russia’s security interests will also need to be taken into account, including the need to “prevent the creation of a hostile Nazi regime close to Russia’s borders.”

Lavrov: Moscow insists on occupied territories

According to Tass, Lavrov said that the longer Kiev delays negotiations with Moscow, the more difficult a deal will become.

Before possible negotiations, Moscow insists, among other things, that Ukraine give up its territory occupied by Russian troops. Ukraine categorically denies this.

Klitschko: We have no chance to talk peace with Russia

On Tuesday, former Ukrainian boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko said he sees no chance of negotiating peace with Russia right now.

The 47-year-old answered a question on the ZDF program Markus Lanz:

Negotiations with whom, with Russia, with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, with Lavrov, with whom?

Wladimir Klitschko and Markus Lanz

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Source: ZDF

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