Yesterday Putin offered terms to Ukraine. Today Ukraine’s Zelensky responded and appears to have accepted some of the terms.
Yesterday Russian President Putin offered terms to Ukraine:
Moscow was demanding that Ukraine cease military action, change its constitution to enshrine neutrality, acknowledge Crimea as Russian territory, and recognise the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.
Zerohedge reported minutes ago the Ukraine is willing to agree to some terms:
President Zelensky’s 14-hour old ABC News interview (which we detailed hours ago below) is finally getting widespread distribution and is being repackaged as a significant nod to Moscow on what’s been Putin’s core issue he cited as justification for launching the war:
In another apparent nod aimed at placating Moscow, Zelensky said he is open to “compromise” on the status of two breakaway pro-Russian territories that President Vladimir Putin recognized as independent just before unleashing the invasion on February 24.
“I have cooled down regarding this question a long time ago after we understood that …NATO is not prepared to accept Ukraine,” Zelensky said in an interview aired Monday night on ABC News.
“The alliance is afraid of controversial things, and confrontation with Russia,” the president added.
It looks like Zelensky is realizing NATO is not an option for Putin.
Please end this through diplomacy! https://t.co/WIo6tDv0wW
— Jeffrey A Tucker (@jeffreyatucker) March 8, 2022
Zelensky has few options without assistance as it is clear that Russia has a far superior army.