Moscow opens door to talks with Ukraine if army surrenders

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is ready for talks with Kyiv if the Ukrainian army surrenders, as Russian invading forces advance on the capital.

“We are ready for negotiations at any moment, as soon as the armed forces of Ukraine respond to our call and lay down their arms,” Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow.

But he says Russia must first complete its objectives in the country.

He claims Russia has no plans to occupy Ukraine, but merely to “demilitarize” and “denazify” it.

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