Day 664 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Zaluzhnyi Criticized Zelensky For Removed Heads Of Military Districts

Day 664 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Putin: We are ready to talk about Ukraine, but we are not giving what's ours
  • Airports in Moscow closed due to drone attack
  • Poland has convicted 14 foreigners of spying for Russia
  • Zelensky welcomes the 12th package of European sanctions against Russia
  • Ukrainian troops are facing a shortage of artillery shells
  • Zaluzhnyi criticized Zelensky for the dismissed heads of military districts
  • Medvedev's son and Putin's niece sanctioned because of the war in Ukraine

Putin: We are ready to talk about Ukraine, but we are not giving what's ours

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would be ready to talk with Ukraine, the United States and Europe about Ukraine's future if they wanted, but that Moscow would defend its national interests, Reuters reported.

Putin has repeatedly said he would be willing to talk peace, although Western officials are convinced he will wait until the U.S. presidential election in November before making a real effort.

"In Ukraine, those who are aggressive towards Russia, as well as in Europe and in the United States - do they want to negotiate? Let's. But we will do it based on our national interests. We will not give what is ours," Putin said at a defense leadership meeting in Moscow.

Russia controls about 17.5% of Ukraine's internationally recognized territory after annexing Crimea in 2014 and four regions in eastern and southern Ukraine last year.


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