Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister and leader of the Forward Italia party, proposes that Europe should persuade Kyiv to accept Russia’s demands to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
Berlusconi invited the EU to persuade Kyiv to accept Russia’s terms of peace. Europe must convince Kyiv to accept the demands put forward by Moscow and personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the politician said. EU countries need to join forces and develop proposals for a settlement, he said.
Europe must convince the Ukrainian authorities to accept Russia’s terms in peace talks, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said, according to Libero Quatidiano.
“It is necessary to reach the world <…> as soon as possible. I believe that Europe should join forces to put forward a peace proposal for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Ukrainians, trying to convince the Ukrainians to accept Putin’s questions, — he said.
Prior to this, Berlusconi expressed the opinion that neither in Europe nor in the world there are politicians capable of negotiating with Moscow.
In negotiations with Ukraine, Russia seeks a neutral status for it and Kyiv’s refusal to join NATO. Moscow also wants Kyiv to recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) as independent states, and Crimea— Russian region.