According to the diplomat, Russia highly appreciates China’s sincere desire to contribute to the solution of the conflict in Ukraine through peaceful means and shares Beijing’s views. The comment also stresses that “like our Chinese colleagues,” Russia “considers any restrictive measures not authorized by the UN Security Council to be illegitimate.”
Russia, according to Zakharova, “is open to achieving the objectives of the NMD by political and diplomatic means”, which “implies the cessation of Western supplies of weapons and mercenaries to Ukraine, the end of hostilities and the return of Ukraine to a neutral country.” non-block state”.
The diplomat expressed confidence that the citizens of Ukraine, including the Russian-speaking population, “should be guaranteed all inalienable rights, including the right to speak and study in their native language.” This and more must lead to a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace.
The main obstacle to a peaceful settlement today, Zakharova believes, “is the ‘impossibility’ of negotiations with the President of Russia, which was legally fixed by the Decree of V. Zelensky on September 30, 2022, as well as the initiatives of the Ukrainian leader, testifying to the complete isolation of official Kiev from modern realities”.
The diplomat refers to this “the demand for the withdrawal of Russian troops from our new territories: Donbass, Crimea, Zaporozhye and the Kherson region.”