There’s just one potential ‘scenario’ for Ukraine talks – Russia’s envoy

Addressing the West, Moscow’s ambassador to the UN claimed regaining the nation’s belief would “not be easy, if at all possible”

Russia is simply keen to debate a peaceable decision to reach the objectives it had proclaimed for the navy operation in Ukraine, Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow’s everlasting consultant to the UN, stated on Friday. The diplomat made the remarks throughout a gathering of the UN Security Council that marked one yr into the continued hostilities.

“Russia is ready to negotiate a peaceful realization of the goals of the special military operation, and will not even consider any other scenarios,” Nebenzia acknowledged.

The official objectives of the operation, in accordance with Moscow, embody the “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine, in addition to defending the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk from Kiev’s onslaught, which has been dragging on because the 2014 Maidan occasions. Russian integrated each republics, together with the areas of Kherson and Zaporozhye, after the overwhelming majority of their populations voted in favor of the thought final September.

Nebenzia insisted that Russia by no means harbored any plans to destroy Ukraine as an unbiased state. Despite repeated claims by the collective West, a cessation of hostilities by Kiev would solely give Ukraine the prospect to change into a “normal” nation once more.

“Your slogans should actually sound like this: If Russia stops the hostilities, Ukraine will continue the discrimination and persecution of the Russian-speaking population for those who do not want to break [ties] with Russia, the violation of rights and freedoms and the glorification of Nazi criminals will continue,” the diplomat acknowledged.

If Ukraine stops hostilities, it’ll get the prospect to be reborn as a traditional, peaceable, unbiased state and save many 1000’s of human lives.

The steady assist of Kiev by the collective West, and the US specifically, solely fuels the battle and additional damages their ties with Russia, Nebenzia warned. Fixing ties with Moscow primarily serves Washington’s personal finest pursuits, he famous, including that Russia already doesn’t belief something the West says.

We now not imagine in your phrases and regaining our belief is not going to be straightforward, if in any respect potential – not phrases are necessary right here, however deeds.

“So far, you are only making the situation worse by continuing to pump weaponry into the Kiev regime and help it on the battlefield. And you leave us no other options but to eliminate the threats to Russia emerging from the territory of Ukraine through military means,” the diplomat stated.

At the identical time, Nebenzia lauded Beijing’s efforts to carry the continued battle to an finish, commenting on the 12-point roadmap unveiled by China earlier within the day. The roadmap urged all sides of the battle to “stay rational and exercise restraint,” whereas calling upon the worldwide neighborhood to encourage all efforts to finish the year-long hostilities.

“We welcome sincere efforts on the path towards peace, such as China’s proposal,” Nebenzia acknowledged.