Antalya, March 2 - Sputnik.

Hussein said in an interview with Sputnik: “If the two parties (Russia and Ukraine) approach us with a request for mediation, we will take steps in this direction.” Moscow has previously indicated several times that it is ready for negotiations, as the West constantly calls on Russia for negotiations, which Moscow expresses Its readiness for it, but at the same time the West ignores Kiev's continued refusal to participate in the dialogue. Earlier, the Kremlin stated that there are currently no prerequisites for the situation in Ukraine to move to a peaceful direction;

The absolute priority for Russia is to achieve the objectives of the special operation.

At present, this can only be achieved through military means. As the Kremlin stated, the situation in Ukraine can move to a peaceful track, provided that the actual situation and new realities are taken into account;

All of Moscow's demands are well known. Relations between Moscow and Western capitals deteriorated to their lowest levels, against the backdrop of the special Russian military operation in Ukraine, which was launched on February 24, 2022, when many Western countries imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia and provided support. Financial and military to the Kiev regime. Russia confirmed that it will deal with the pressures of sanctions, which the West began to exercise against it several years ago, and is still increasing.

Considering that the West lacks the courage to acknowledge the failure of the sanctions against it. President Vladimir Putin also stressed earlier that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy for the West, and that the sanctions dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy;

Pointing out that the West's main goal is to harm the lives of millions of people.