The Russian side has considered Ukraine's proposals for a future peace treaty. However, it insists that the position on Crimea and Donbas remains unchanged. This was stated by the head of the Russian negotiating delegation Volodymyr Medinskiy.
"The work continues, the negotiations continue. I want to emphasize separately that the principal position of our country with regard to the Crimea and Donbas remains unchanged," he said.
We note that Medinsky did not specify what exactly means the unchanged position of Russia on the Crimea and Donbas. But as we know, Moscow wants to retain the status of the occupied peninsula as a "subject" of the Russian Federation and does not seem ready to give up its recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk "people's republics" within the entire territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.