Russia will do everything it can to end Ukraine war ‘as soon as possible’, Vladimir Putin says

SKY NEWS

Sept 16

Vladimir Putin says Russia will do everything it can to bring the Ukraine war to an end “as soon as possible”, despite the direction of the conflict swinging against his military in recent days.

Russian troops have been routed in parts of the north east with thousands of square kilometres of territory liberated by defence forces near Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian flag flies once again over dozens more settlements, including the key city of Izyum where a mass burial site was unearthed, as a top police investigator expressed his shock at the discovery.

Ukrainian forces, buoyed by the surging advance near Kharkiv and progress in the south near Kherson, hope to push Russian soldiers out of all Ukrainian territory.

This however is likely not what President Putin means by a swift conclusion to the conflict.

Appearing at a televised summit in the Uzbek city of Samarkand, he spoke to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

“I know that today’s era is not an era of war, and I have spoken to you on the phone about this,” Mr Modi told the Russian president.

As the Indian leader made the remark, Mr Putin pursed his lips, glanced at him and then looked down before touching the hair on the back of his head.

He told Mr Modi that he understood he had concerns about Ukraine, but that Moscow was doing all it could to end the conflict.

“I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, the concerns that you constantly express,” he said. “We will do everything to stop this as soon as possible.”

Zelenskyy: World must see what Russian army left behind in Izyum

In the recently recaptured city of Izyum, there has been an outcry following the discovery of a mass burial site.

Speaking on Telegram on Friday afternoon, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said: “Today, the world must see what the Russian army left behind.

“More than four hundred graves are in the forest near Izyum. We still don’t know exactly how many bodies are there…

“Russia has already become the biggest source of terrorism in the world, and no other terrorist power leaves behind so many deaths.

“This must be recognised legally. The world must act. Russia must be recognised as a state sponsor of terrorism.”

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Now is Not a Time for War, Modi Tells Putin as Ukraine Situation Worsens.

By Geoffrey Smith. Sept 16

Investing.com — Narendra Modi added to the international pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, telling him that “now is not a time for war.”

The Indian Prime Minister’s comments, on the sidelines of a regional security conference in Central Asia, come a day after Putin publicly acknowledged the “concerns” of China, its most important supporter on the world stage.

In a televised exchange with Modi, Putin acknowledged for the second time in as many days the “concern” of a major trading partner.

“I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, your concerns,” Putin said. “We will do our best to end this as soon as possible.”

He blamed the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for refusing peace talks, preferring to pursue its military objectives instead.

Zelenskyy has repeated his determination this week to expel all Russian forces from Ukraine’s territory – even those on land held since its last invasion in 2014 – reflecting the growing confidence of Kyiv after a stunning advance last week that recaptured a large swathe of territory around the eastern city of Kharkiv and cut a supply route to tens of thousands of Russian troops stationed further south.

Russia’s hold on southern Ukraine appeared to be loosening on Friday, as the Ukrainian military and special forces struck at the pro-Russian administrations of the occupied regions.

A bomb explosion in the administration building of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Luhansk, one of two breakaway regions propped up by the Kremlin since 2014, killed the prosecutor general and his deputy. The administrative center of Russian-occupied Kherson province was also reportedly struck by missiles, killing one official and injuring several more. The deputy mayor of the port of Berdyansk, used by Russian ships to resupply its army via the Sea of Azov, was likewise killed in a bomb explosion.

Ukraine has not formally acknowledged responsibility for any of the strikes, nor has it denied ordering them.

Meanwhile, in the region around the city of Izyum, which was retaken by Ukrainian forces last week, the authorities have uncovered what they claim is a mass grave of those killed by the Russians during their occupation. Eye-witnesses cited by Reuters put the number of bodies found at around 450, several of which bore the hallmarks of having been tortured and executed.

3 comments

  1. The way this nazi ghoul intends to end it is by genocide.
    He will give “bravery” awards to the orcs who tortured, raped, mutilated and murdered the most helpless civilians.
    He deserves exactly the same treatment his orcs gave to their victims in Izium.
    Allies: get your fingers out and send the fucking ATACM’s.

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  2. Putin is wanting to end the war through Russian victory. Ain’t gonna happen! If he really wants to end the war, there is a very easy way to do it. Get his troops out of all Ukraine, pay reparations, and turn over those who have committed war crimes over to the ICC.

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