Russia to consider ‘all serious’ peace proposals on Ukraine conflict

Russia to consider 'all serious' peace proposals on Ukraine conflict

Moscow, The Gulf Observer: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Moscow will consider “all serious proposals for the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, taking into account the legitimate interests of the Russian Federation.”

Addressing a news conference after meeting his Myanmar counterpart Than Swe in Moscow, Lavrov said “serious” proposals should take into account “the realities on earth and basic legitimate interests” of Russia.

The minister said he shared assessments of events in Ukraine with Than Swe, appreciating the “balanced, objective position of the Myanmar friends.”

Russia launched its “special military operation” in Ukraine in February of last year to “denazify” and “demilitarise” Ukraine, and protect the Russian-speaking population of the neighbouring country. The West, however, calls it “a war of aggression.”