According to Russia Today, Putin is willing now to negotiate Ukraine’s surrender which has two requirements: Ukraine guaranteeing they will not join NATO and will not allow any weapons to be deployed across the country:
BREAKING: Russia ready to negotiate with Ukraine – Kremlin.
Russia demands that Ukraine refuse to allow any weapons to be deployed in the country and guarantee that they will remain neutral (not join NATO).https://t.co/rHN0uwU2ud
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) February 24, 2022
Here’s more from RT:
Moscow is willing to negotiate terms of surrender with Kiev regarding the ongoing Russian military offensive currently taking place in Ukraine, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
According to Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his preparedness to engage in discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart, with a focus on obtaining a guarantee of neutral status and the promise of no weapons on its territory.
These are terms that, according to Peskov, would enable the achievement of the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, and eliminate what Russia currently views as a threat to the security of its state and people.
“The president formulated his vision of what we would expect from Ukraine in order for the so-called ‘red-line’ problems to be resolved. This is neutral status, and this is a refusal to deploy weapons,” Peskov clarified.
The press secretary added that Putin would determine the timing of the negotiations, but gave assurances that Russia would only engage “if the leadership of Ukraine is ready to talk about it.”
“The operation has its goals – they must be achieved. The president said that all decisions have been made, and the goals will be achieved,” Peskov continued, suggesting that, if Kiev were to agree to meet the demands, the current military attack on Ukraine could be called off.
I was listening to General Jack Keane on Fox News a few minutes ago and his analysis is that the Ukraine is putting up the most resistance to Russia’s invasion in the northern and eastern sections of Ukraine, probably surprising Russia. He says Russia is enjoying the most success coming out of Crimea. That said he believes the end game is the same, that Russia will be successful in overcoming Ukraine’s forces.
But I seriously doubt at this point that Ukraine is ready to sit down at the negotiation table to discuss any surrender. But I’ll report it to you if that changes.