The Russian presidential spokesman (the Kremlin), Dmitry Peskov, said that it is not possible for Russian forces to leave Ukraine until the end of this year.
In press statements, on Tuesday in the capital, Moscow, Peskov stressed the need for Ukraine to accept the “facts” in order to start peace talks with Moscow.
“These facts” refer to the accession of some (Ukrainian) regions to Russia, according to Peskov, who called for taking them into consideration.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.
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On September 30, President Vladimir Putin signed a document annexing the regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhia to Russia, amid widespread Western rejection and condemnation.