DISINFO: Kyiv is preparing a military solution for the conflict in Donbas
Kyiv does not intend to seek a peaceful settlement of the civil conflict in Donbas and is preparing for a military operation.
This is a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine. In his inauguration speech, President Zelenskyy mentioned that he is ready to conduct negotiations to stop the war in Donbas. During his recent press conference with the President of France, President Zelenskyy mentioned that Ukraine adheres to diplomatic measures as the only way to resolve the war in Donbas. In a recent interview for BILD magazine, Zelenskyy clearly stated that the war can be resolved only by diplomatic means. “We will do everything to implement a ceasefire and stop the killing and suffering of our people in the nearest future. We have to give diplomats the chance to talk again while the guns stay silent. This is what I count on. And hope this will be heard in Moscow." Moreover, on June 26, Ukraine started the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Stanytsia Luhanska in accordance with the agreement reached during a recent meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group. On the same day, Ukraine's armed forces informed that the army withdrew from one of the positions in Stanytsia Luhanska. Recently, OSCE confirmed the withdrawal of weapons from the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area. On August 3, it identified a demining team of Ukraine's State Emergency Service and deminers from non-government-controlled areas. U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker welcomed the move and called on Russia to take reciprocal further steps.