Kremlin: Istanbul Treaty may be basis for negotiations in Ukraine

The Istanbul agreement prepared in March 2022 can be a basis for negotiations in Ukraine, but a number of new realities have appeared in two years.

This was a press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov stated at a briefing on Friday, April 12, the Russian state media reported.

According to the representative of the Kremlin, a return to negotiations is possible only in the form of a dialogue.

“Readiness for dialogue, readiness for negotiations was confirmed by the president yesterday. As a rule, negotiations still rely on something. It was said that, including one can rely on that document, but, of course, since then, for There have been a lot of changes for two years, ”Peskov noted.

He attracted attention to the fact that the Constitution of the Russian Federation records “new subjects, which was not two years ago”.

“Therefore, indeed, there are a number of new realities from which you can not abstract, but at the same time it could be a kind of basis to start negotiations,” Peskov said.


The Kremlin representative also considers it to be premature to talk about which country could accept negotiations between Moscow and Kiev.

This was in the context of yesterday’s words of the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko about the readiness of Minsk to take part in the negotiations. Peskova was asked if it was possible to interpret this as a nomination of Belarus with a negotiation platform.

“not yet. So far, there are no details on this subject. This is all premature,” the representative of the Kremlin explained.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation noted the unwillingness of Kyiv to negotiations on settlement.

Peskov also considers it inappropriate to discuss the details of theoretical negotiations in Ukraine, while the ban on Kyiv on such contacts is valid.

“You want to discuss the details of absolutely theoretical negotiations now. So far, the situation has not changed in any way until there is a ban on the president of Ukraine to conduct any negotiations with the Russian side. Therefore, there are hardly any questions about potential details now,” he emphasized .

Attempts to intervene in the affairs of the Russian Federation do not weaken

Dmitry Peskov said that the attempts of the West to intervene in Russia do not weaken, which is especially manifested on the eve of the inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to him, now is the time when all the efforts to ensure security are already at the maximum – in all areas, including ensuring information security.

“Attempts of interference in our affairs do not weaken. Although, of course, such significant – especially symbolic – events as the inauguration of the president are always considered by our enemies as another reason for new attempts to destabilize the situation in Russia. We learned to fight and They have learned to resist this. All together, ”Peskov said in response to the question of whether security measures will intensify.