Russia changes its mind? Lavrov assures that the Kremlin wants to talk

– Those who cut themselves off from them should understand that the longer this one process it is put off, the more difficult it will be to achieve agreement on peace Lavrov exhorted.

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that negotiations they will only take place if the Kremlin’s conditions are met.

The war in Ukraine

The attack on Ukraine has begun February 24 after 5 Ukrainian time (4 am in Poland), a few minutes after the announcement by Russian the president Vladimir Putin “special military operation”aimed at “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”. Russian troops crossed the borders of Ukraine from the east, north-east and south, and also from the territory of Belarus to the north. Ukraine was also attacked from the Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, and part of the Donbas controlled by Moscow-dependent separatists.

According to the unanimous opinion of analysts, the attack from many sides suggests that the task of the Russian troops to quickly capture Kiev and overthrow the democratically elected power, the establishment of a puppet government and possibly the occupation of eastern Ukraine. In the first weeks of the invasion, Russian troops pressed against Ukraine’s largest cities, including Kyiv and Kharkiv, but encountered strong resistance from Ukrainian forces. After withdrawing from the Kiev area and northern Ukraine in March, Russian forces focused on the Donbas in the eastern part of the country.

In mid-May, Russian forces finally took control of the Black Sea Mariupolwhen the last Ukrainian defenders surrendered after fierce resistance. The Russians secured a land bridge between Donbass and Crimea.

Much of the fighting in recent months has concentrated in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine around Kharkiv, Severodoniecka and Iziumuand Nicholas, Chersonia and Zaporizhia. – In the peak of heavy fighting in the eastern regions of Ukraine in May and June, between 100 and 200 Kiev soldiers were dying daily – he gave President Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. By the end of July, this number – according to the president – had dropped to about 30 killed and 250 wounded. Various sources estimate that up to several thousand Ukrainian soldiers could have died.

The Pentagon estimated that 80,000 have been injured or killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Russian soldiers and this is the highest number reported by the US ministry so far.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reports that 5,718 civilians were killed and 8,199 injured in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but stresses that the actual death toll is much higher as intense fighting delays the production of reports and statements. Most of the victims died as a result of rocket fire and heavy artillery. According to the Ukrainian authorities, there may be over 28,000 civilian casualties.

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