Putin says Russia ready to negotiate over Ukraine, Kyiv says Moscow doesn’t want talks

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Putin says Russia ready to negotiate over Ukraine, Kyiv says Moscow doesn’t want talks

By Guy Faulconbridge

Russian President Putin attends a news conference in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference after a meeting of the State Council on youth policy in Moscow, Russia, December 22, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via REUTERS 

  • Summary
  • Putin says West trying to break up Russia
  • Accuses Kyiv, West of refusing to negotiate
  • Ukraine: Putin needs to come back to reality
  • Zelenskiy: Moscow aiming to make rest of 2022 dark and difficult

MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Russia is ready to negotiate with all parties involved in the war in Ukraine but Kyiv and its Western backers have refused to engage in talks, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired on Sunday.

Additional reporting by Pavel Polityuk in Kyiv and David Ljunggren in Ottawa; Editing by Gareth Jones, Diane Craft and Leslie Adler

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