Friday 03 February 2023
Moscow – AA
The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied the news that CIA Director William Burns submitted, during a visit to Moscow, a proposal to cede twenty percent of Ukrainian territory to Russia in exchange for a peace agreement.
Peskov said, as reported by (Russia Today) news channel today (Friday), that “this news is misleading and not true at all,” denying at the same time that the director of the CIA made a secret visit to Moscow.
This comes as the deputy representative of the National Security Council in the White House, Sean Davitt, denied reports that CIA Director William Burns had offered to cede 20 percent of Ukraine’s territory to Russia.
For his part, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, declined to comment on these reports, saying he refused to “comment on rumors” from the media.
Yesterday, Thursday, media reports reported, quoting German politicians, that the American side presented, last January, to Kyiv and Moscow a plan for a “peaceful settlement” to end the conflict, noting that this plan includes the transfer of “about 20% of the territory of Ukraine” to Russia, which It can be approximately equal to the territory of Donbass.
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