Moscow rejects Lukashenko’s proposed truce

Cnn staff

The Kremlin has ruled out a truce in Ukraine proposed by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday.

“In the context of Ukraine, nothing changes. The special military operation continues because at the moment it is the only way to achieve the goals that our country faces,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in regular call with journalists.

Peskov said Moscow is aware of Lukashenko’s advice and said it will “certainly be discussed” next week, when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lukashenko speak during a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.

Earlier Friday, Lukashenko called for a freezing of “hostilities” in Ukraine.

“It is necessary to stop hostilities and declare a truce that prohibits both sides from moving groups of troops and from transferring weapons, ammunition, manpower, and equipment,” Lukashenko said. “All stopped, frozen.”

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