Putin: Additionally, Vladimir Putin has insisted that Ukraine stay neutral and not ally with NATO.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, declared on Thursday that there will not be peace in Ukraine unless Moscow’s objectives are met.
The day he deployed troops to Ukraine in February 2022 marked a pivotal moment as he elucidated the mission’s core goals. Emphasizing a three-fold approach, the objectives centered on the nation’s “de-Nazification” to eradicate extremist elements, “de-militarization” to promote peace, and the pursuit of a “neutral status” as a strategic imperative for regional stability. This move underscored a commitment to reshape the geopolitical landscape while addressing key concerns within Ukraine.
Russia asserts that the Ukrainian government is substantially influenced by radical nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations, a narrative encapsulated by the term “de-Nazification.” However, this assertion is met with skepticism and mockery from both Ukraine and Western nations. They dismiss the claim, characterizing it as lacking credibility and often deride it as a propagandist attempt to delegitimize the Ukrainian government. The ongoing geopolitical tension surrounding these allegations further underscores the complex dynamics at play in the region.
Putin has further insisted that Ukraine stay outside of NATO and maintain its neutrality.
In his year-end press conference, Putin declared, “When we will achieve our goals, there will be peace.”