day 163 of war in Ukraine.

The Kremlin said Wednesday that it is willing to negotiate a solution to the conflict in Ukraine but under its conditions, said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov. “That’s right, Russia is ready for a negotiated solution on your terms”Peskov noted at his daily press conference.

The Kremlin spokesman thus responded to a question about the visit of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to Moscow, after which the Social Democratic politician declared that Russia wants a “negotiated solution” to the dispute in Ukraine.

“The good news is that the Kremlin wants a negotiated solution,” said Schröder, in an exclusive interview with the weekly “Stern”, where he also confirmed that he had held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week. pass.

According to Peskov, Moscow’s conditions for the cessation of the military campaign “are well known.”

“These conditions were agreed upon in Istanbul, by the negotiators of both parties,” said the Kremlin spokesman, referring to the last meeting between the representatives of Russia and Ukraine in the Turkish city last March. “After that the Ukrainian side rejected the consensus and left the path of negotiations,” he said.

Responding to a question about whether Schröder could mediate between Russia and Ukraine for new negotiations, the Kremlin assured that the German politician had not expressed such a wish. Schröder is strongly questioned from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany for his past and present ties to Putinwhich the former foreign minister defends and considers that he has no reason to break.