Posted 19 января 10:56

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The Kremlin reacted to Zelensky's statements: "Russia and Putin are and will be"

19 января 2023, 10:56
The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov reacted to the words of the head of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, who at the World Economic Forum in Davos doubted that the Russian leader is alive. The Kremlin spokesman stressed that "Russia and Putin are and will be."

"It is clear that both Russia and Putin are a big problem for the current Ukraine and for Zelensky. And it is clear that purely psychologically, Mr. Zelensky would prefer that neither Russia nor Putin exist, but the sooner he realizes, the sooner the Ukrainian regime realizes that Russia and Putin exist and will, and that sooner or later it will have to abandon everything anti-Russian, the better for a country like Ukraine", - Peskov told reporters (quoted by RIA Novosti).

He added that Russia's goals will be achieved "one way or another".

According to him, the sooner Russian demands are taken into account, the sooner the conflict will end, and Ukraine will be able to begin recovery."In any case, the sooner the Ukrainian regime shows readiness to take into account Russia's demands, which will be achieved one way or another, the sooner everything will end and the sooner the people of Ukraine will begin to recover from the tragedy that the Kiev regime staged," the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation summed up.

Today, the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, said that he did not know with whom to negotiate in Russia to resolve the conflict.

He explained his words by doubts that Russian President Vladimir Putin exists and he is alive.

"I'm not sure that the president of Russia, who sometimes appears on the chromakey, that this is him.

I don't fully understand whether he is alive", - Zelensky said (quoted by Kommersant).

Earlier, the Kremlin repeatedly spoke about its readiness to resume dialogue with Ukraine, but stressed that Kiev's position hinders this.

On January 17, the press secretary of the President of Ukraine, Sergei Nikiforov, said that Kiev is ready to consider the possibility of resuming negotiations with Moscow, provided that the principles of territorial integrity are respected, Kommersant notes. He called the Russian demands an ultimatum. The negotiation process between the parties was interrupted in May on the initiative of the Ukrainian side.On October 4, Zelensky signed a decree that excludes negotiations with the Russian Federation as long as Vladimir Putin remains president of Russia.