Russian President Vladimir Putin Says Peace Talks with Ukraine Hit ‘Dead End’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 12 that peace talks with Ukraine had hit a “dead end” as the invasion continues.

“Now, security requirements are one thing, and the issues of regulating relations over Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas are taken out of the scope of these agreements. That is, we have again returned to a dead-end situation for ourselves and for all of us,” Putin said at a press conference with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to CNN.

Putin vowed that he “will not stop military operations” in Ukraine and that Russia would achieve all of its “noble” aims in the invasion.

Putin also dismissed reports of attacks in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, calling them as “fake” and comparing them to “fake” reports about the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime.

Putin also accused Ukraine of violating agreements previously reached during talks in Istanbul, specifically those regarding Crimea and Donbas, Russian state-affiliated media RT reported.

Putin’s comments came in the sixth week of the war, which began on Feb. 24.

Russia and Ukraine have engaged in a number of peace talks since the invasion began, but no major breakthroughs have been made.

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