Tuzla island conflict
"Russia is open to dialogue on ensuring strategic stability, preserving non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and improving the situation in the field of arms control," the Russian president told participants in the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.
He assessed that the actions of the Kiev regime in Donbas can only be described as a crime against humanity.
"What surprises me more than the lies told daily by the regime in Kyiv is the West engagement in this game of spreading untruths," Minister Lavrov said last night in an interview with Belarusian state television BTRC, part of which was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website, reports TASS.
In his regular video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assessed that the situation in the Luhansk region is very difficult, because, as he stated, Russia has intensified its efforts to push Ukrainian troops from key territories.
Vladimir Putin said that the S-500 "Prometheus" anti-aircraft missile systems began its deployment within the Russian army.
Putin also added that it was accepted before the international institutions at the time that the territory did not have to ask the country for permission for independence, but that it had the right to declare it. And they did.
"Both Donetsk and Luhansk did the same thing. They did not have to ask permission from the Kyiv authorities," Putin said.
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said that Russia is suffering great losses, it is running out of soldiers and advanced missiles, and that it will never be able to take over the whole of Ukraine.
"This is a terrible mistake of Russia. Russia will never take control of Ukraine," he told PA Media, as reported by the Croatian portal Index.hr.