According to Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, the objectives of the special military operation can only be realized via military means given the current circumstances, according to Russian news agency TASS.
"We must attain our objectives. As long as the Kiev government' attitude remains unaltered, this is only feasible by military measures," Peskov said.
Asked by TASS to comment on Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's declaration that the Vatican was the most acceptable site for negotiating a settlement in Ukraine, Peskov said: "We know that numerous governments have made mediation efforts in an attempt to end this crisis. We also heard such pronouncements from the Vatican."
"We strongly appreciate the efforts of those nations which have previously done enormous efforts to put the solution to this conflict on a peace track, but for now this is unachievable. This crisis is now being settled militarily "According to the Kremlin's spokesperson.
Previously, in December 2022, the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, responded to a TASS enquiry by saying that the Holy See was ready to host peace talks in Ukraine. Meanwhile, he stated that the debate should begin without preconditions.
Moscow has consistently stated that Ukraine must acknowledge Russia's alleged annexation of four areas of Ukraine that it partially occupies, which Kyiv, the West, and the majority of nations at the United Nations have all condemned as unlawful.
Russia has blamed Kyiv for the failure in ceasefire talks, which froze in the early weeks of the war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that he will entertain peace talks only when Russian soldiers have left Ukrainian land.
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