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Kremlin Plays Down Prospect Of China Peace Plan On Ukraine Working


Comments from Kremlin spox Dmitri Peskov hitting wires, and seeming to pour some cold water on the prospect of the peace proposal for Ukraine put forwards by China being implemented. States that the 'continuation of the 'special military operation' is the only way to achieve our goals at the moment.' Says that 'The Chinese plan has not been put on hold, there are provisions that are not implemented at the moment, due to the impossibility of the Ukrainian side to disobey their curators and their commanders.'

  • After Hungarian PM Viktor Orban stated that the EU was close to talking about sending peacekeepers to Ukraine, Peskov states that "Any discussions in EU about sending "peacekeeping" troops to Ukraine could be very dangerous move"
  • Peskov: 'President Putin will talk to [Belarus'] Lukashenko next week about his call for immediate Ukraine talks.' (see0951BST bullet for further details).
  • Peskov states that an 'important' meeting of the Security Council will take place later today, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov presenting a 'new foreign policy concept'.
  • On the detention of WSJ journalist Evan Gershkovich, Peskov states that 'all accredited foreign journalists could continue to work in Russia' after stating that Gershkovich - a US citizen - had been spying 'under the cover' of journalism.
  • Says that the indictment of former US President Donald Trump 'is not a topic for Russia to comment is an internal issue for the United States.'

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