Russia-Ukraine: what peace?
Crimea at the center of requests from both sides in the conflict
The peace negotiation between Russia and Ukraine has been at a standstill for a long time, due to the demands of both parties, entrenched in their own proposals. The topic was discussed in August during international talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the countries closest to Moscow were present, such as Turkey and China, which are putting pressure on the Kremlin to reach a diplomatic solution. Kiev and Moscow have returned to the topic.
"We have tactical objectives in different sectors of the front and a strategic one which is to eliminate Crimea's ability to supply the troops on the front line. Here we are succeeding, it's true". "We have planned the attack in three stages. Destroy the radio, electronic communication systems and radar antennas to open the skies over the Black Sea. And we are at a very good point. The second stage is the destruction of the Russian fleet on the Black Sea or at least its removal from Crimea. And we are succeeding. The third phase will be to compromise their logistical infrastructure at the service of the Army: barracks, group bases, food, fuel and ammunition depots, transport routes including the Kerch bridge", said Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera".
The reply from the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, was sharp and he told the "Tass" news agency: "We are ready to negotiate but taking into account the realities that have developed on the ground and taking into account our position, which is well known to all", that is, "of our interests, of our security, of the need to prevent the creation of a hostile force on the borders of Russia, the Nazi regime on those lands, both in Crimea and in Novorossiya".
On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency