Putin says ready for Ukraine talks if Kyiv accepts 'new territorial realities'

AFP , Thursday 5 Jan 2023

President Vladimir Putin told Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he was open to dialogue with Ukraine if Kyiv accepts territories occupied by Moscow as Russian, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with the head of Russia s Karachay-Cherkessia Republic during their meeting in Moscow on January 5, 2023. AFP

 

"Putin again confirmed Russia's openness to serious dialogue on the condition of Kyiv authorities fulfilling the well-known and repeatedly voiced requirements of taking into account the new territorial realities," the Kremlin said in a statement.

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