Monday, August 15, 2022

Kremlin: Ukraine’s next president needs to build confidence with Russia


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Piskov said on Friday that the future president of Ukraine does not need to make any deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but should Kiev build relations of trust with Moscow.

“There is no need to conclude any deals with Putin or Moscow,” Putin said. “There should be good relations between the two sides on the basis of mutual trust, cooperation and interaction for the benefit of Russians and Ukrainians,“He said.

Piskov’s statement came in response to a request by journalists to comment on Ukrainian opposition politician Victor Medvedzhuk’s invitation to Ukraine’s presidential candidate, Vladimir Zelinsky, to conclude a deal with the Kremlin for the re-annexation of the Donbass region. Ukrainian.

In this regard, Piskov said that the settlement of the situation in “Donbass” is conducted exclusively on the basis of the Minsk Conventions, which stipulates that a certain number of necessary steps should be implemented.

Piskov also pointed out that the Russian side has not yet heard of presidential candidates in Ukraine any clear concept of relations with the Russian Federation.

Asked about the possibility of returning Ukrainian sailors arrested by the Russian authorities in the Kerch Strait of Ukraine after their trial in Russia to carry out their sentences from the court, Peskov replied: “It is too early to talk about this, but you know that the law provides for the possibility of taking many measures.

The investigations are still ongoing and the court determines the degree of the offense they committed“He said.

On April 21, a decisive round of the Ukrainian presidential election between Pietro Poroshenko and Vladimir Zelinsky, neither of which could garner more than 50 percent of the votes required to take the seat from the first round on March 31.

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