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Russia Won’t Stop War, Even If Ukraine Drops NATO Hopes: Ex-Russian President

Dmitry Medvedev additionally stated Russia was ready to carry talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.


A prime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on Friday that Moscow wouldn’t cease its navy marketing campaign in Ukraine even when Kyiv formally renounced its aspirations to affix NATO.

Former President Dmitry Medvedev, now deputy chairman of Russia’s Safety Council, additionally stated in a French tv interview that Russia was ready to carry talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy topic to sure circumstances.

Even earlier than the February invasion, Moscow made clear Ukrainian membership of NATO was unacceptable to it.

“Renouncing its participation within the North Atlantic alliance is now very important, however it’s already inadequate as a way to set up peace,” Medvedev instructed LCI tv in quotes reported by Russian information companies.

Russia, he stated, would proceed the marketing campaign till its targets had been achieved. Putin says he desires to “denazify” Ukraine. Kyiv and the West say it is a baseless pretext for a conflict of conquest.

Russia and Ukraine held a number of rounds of talks after the invasion started, however they made no progress and there are few prospects for a resumption.

“This (talks) will depend upon how occasions unfold. We had been prepared earlier than to satisfy (Zelenskiy),” Medvedev stated.

In his feedback, he additionally stated U.S. weapons already equipped to Ukraine — like HIMARS multiple-rocket launchers – didn’t but pose a considerable risk.

However that would change, he stated, if U.S. despatched weapons might hit targets at longer distances.

“It signifies that when this type of missile flies 70 km, that’s one factor,” he stated. “However when it is 300-400 km, that’s one other, now that will be a risk on to the territory of the Russian Federation.”

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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