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Zelenskiy says Ukraine willing to discuss neutrality at Russia talks | The Guardian - March 28, 2022 |

He used a video interview with independent Russian media outlets to signal his willingness to discuss the idea of Ukraine adopting a "neutral status", and also make compromises about the status of the eastern Donbas region, in order to secure a peace agreement with Russia. But he said he was not willing to discuss demilitarisation, and said Ukrainians would need to vote in a referendum to approve their country adopting a neutral status.

Zelensky has changed his position and the peace talks have been "postponed". Turkey is still willing to host talks, PM Bennett of Israel has halted calls with Putin.

Ukraine says Russia wants to split it in half, like North and South Korea | SMH Australia |

Pentagon willing to deliver heavier weapons to Ukraine with risk of an enduring conflict.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 09:22:43 PM EST
$2.4B of $13.6B appropriated a/o 13 Apr
$50B from G7 to cover budget deficit
unspecified IMF loan for "reconstruction"

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tersely stated that western countries are assisting Ukraine, but Kiev has yet to pay for it.

"The money allocated by Europe and other nations is spent only on humanitarian aid or weapons. Sometimes we receive weapons directly, but you have to understand that everything has its price," he claimed.

Zelensky added that "whenever the money that we get is mentioned - well, it all came at a cost, it's not for free."

Perhaps the CBs will proportionately split Russia's forfeit assets so long as UA repays in EUR?
by Cat on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 10:20:27 PM EST
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CNN | Former UK prime minister has a plan to prosecute Putin and his inner circle, 15 Apr A/V (EN) a special tribunal along side the ICC, requested by Zelensk*
by Cat on Mon Apr 18th, 2022 at 12:13:47 AM EST
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