Czech foreign minister on Putin's desire for peace: Don't buy into Kremlin fairytales

Czech foreign minister on Putin's desire for peace: Don't buy into Kremlin fairytales

First, Russian leader Vladimir Putin allegedly signals that he wants peace, but on the next day, he bombs a hypermarket with civilians inside.

Czech Foreign Minister Lipavsky said this in a post on the social media platform X, Ukrinform reports.

"Friday - The Kremlin Tzar allegedly signals he wants peace. Saturday - Bombs a hypermarket full of civilians," the post reads.

Lipavsky also added that the Kremlin's statements should not be believed.

"Don't buy into the Kremlin fairytales. At the NATO Ministerial Meeting in Prague, I will be asking my colleagues to step up the support to contain Russian imperialism," he said.

Read also: Zelensky: Strike on Kharkiv is another manifestation of Russian madness

On May 24, Reuters reported, citing Russian sources, that Putin was ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognizes the current battlefield lines.

On May 25, Russian forces struck an Epitsentr hardware superstore in Kharkiv with two glide bombs, killing two people and injuring 35 others.

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and the website of a foreign media outlet. Materials marked as "Advertisement" or with a disclaimer reading "The material has been posted in accordance with Part 3 of Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On Advertising" No. 270/96-VR of July 3, 1996 and the Law of Ukraine "On the Media" No. 2849-Х of March 31, 2023 and on the basis of an agreement/invoice.

© 2015-2024 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: