Kremlin said it was negotiating possible ‘neutral status’ for Zelensky’s country; model is inspired by the one adopted by Austria and Sweden
After almost three weeks of war, the governments of Russia and gives Ukraine are advancing in the negotiations. The information was released by international news agencies this Wednesday, 16. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, acknowledged that negotiations were advancing, but said they needed more time to ensure that Ukraine’s interests were respected. “There is certainly room for compromise, but we still need time for decisions to be in Ukraine’s interest,” Zelensky said. In its turn, Dmitry Peskovspokesperson for the President Vladimir Putin, said an understanding for Ukraine to assume a “neutral status” is possible. “This is an option that is being discussed now and that could be considered a compromise,” Peskov said. The model is similar to that adopted by Austria and Sweden, which do not belong to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but are aligned with the West in the geopolitical field.