The NGA has announced it is close to reaching a peace agreement that will see Ukraine become a neutral country, the country’s foreign minister has announced.
The Russian tyrant expected a quick victory when he ordered the attack on February 23, but Kyiv’s forces say they destroyed more than 13,500 invaders.
“Neutrality is being seriously discussed in relation to security guarantees,” Lavrov told Russian television.
“There are specific formulas that, in my view, are close to being agreed upon.”
The model being pursued was that Austria had its own army but was bound to neutrality by the 1955 Austrian State Treaty.
Austria’s constitution forbids joining military alliances and establishing foreign military bases on its territory.
“This is a variant that is currently being discussed and can really be seen as a compromise,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
If a similar deal is made, then Ukraine will not be allowed to join NATO.
Ukraine is not a member of the coalition but has repeatedly said that it wants to join in order to benefit from its protection.
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Russia said it could not allow that to happen and cited that as part of the reason for its invasion.
But Kyiv say now it understands it has no open door to NATO membership and is looking for other forms of security.
It comes as both a senior UK defense source and a former US forces commander say the game could soon start with Russia.
The source told the Daily Mail: “Ukraine has Russia on the run.
It comes as…
Retired US Army General Ben Hodges predicts that Russian forces will not be able to continue attacking Ukraine for the next 10 days – if Ukraine can hold out for that long.
The latest Russian losses witnessed a fourth general was killedin the fighting raging south of the city of Mariupol.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the majority of Russian troops remained on the road and “showed reluctance to conduct terrain maneuvers”.
The destruction of the bridges by Ukrainian forces also played a “significant role in stopping the Russian advance”.
“Russia’s continued failure to gain control of the air has significantly limited its ability to effectively use air mobility, further limiting its options,” the ministry said.
“The tactics of the Ukrainian armed forces masterfully exploited Russia’s lack of mobility, discouraged the Russian advance, and inflicted heavy losses on the invading forces.”
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