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Ukraine's refusal to join NATO and the EU and return to neutral non-bloc status is one of the conditions for achieving peace. This was stated in an interview with TASS by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin.

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The Deputy Minister noted that Russia's approach to the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine has not changed: it includes "the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine and the removal of threats to Russia's security arising from its territory."

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"We are convinced that a settlement of the conflict is possible only if the Ukrainian army ceases hostilities and the supply of Western weapons. "In order to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace, Ukraine must return to the neutral non-bloc status enshrined in the 1990 declaration of state sovereignty and renounce accession to NATO and the EU," Galuzin said. "The new territorial realities created as a result of the realization of the right of peoples to self-determination must be recognized."

The Deputy Minister added that an important element of the settlement of the crisis is the protection of the rights of Russian-speaking citizens and national minorities.

Galuzin said the May 3 drone attack on the Kremlin was carried out by Kiev without Western consent. According to the diplomat, Western countries have decided to refrain from condemning this act and to remain silent.

The deputy minister added that China, which Galuzin said was trying to bring Ukraine back to the negotiating table, "has de facto condemned the Zelensky regime's terrorist attack on the Kremlin."

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