MOSCOW: Russian leader Vladimir Putin said after talks Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron that Moscow would do its best to find compromises in the crisis with the West over Ukraine.
“As far as we are concerned, we will do everything to find compromises that suit everyone,” Putin said, adding that there would be “no winners” if war breaks out on the European continent.
The Russian leader also stressed that Nato and the US had ignored Moscow’s demand for security guarantees including Nato’s non-expansion and would press them for a firm commitment.
“I don’t think that our dialogue is over,” he said, adding that Russia would soon send a response to Nato and Washington.
He also insisted that Ukrainian authorities should respect Western-brokered Minsk agreements on the country’s separatist conflict.
“I believe that there’s simply no alternative,” Putin said.