Kremlin denies Reuters report that Putin offered a ceasefire in Ukraine

Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman

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# 14 February 2024 14:31 (UTC +04:00)

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied a Reuters report that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a ceasefire in Ukraine to the United States via intermediaries, APA reports citing Reuters.

Asked if the Reuters report that Russia had made peace proposals was true, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "No. It is not true."

Previously, Reuters reported referencing three Russian sources with knowledge of the discussions, that the Russian President Vladimir Putin's suggestion of a ceasefire in Ukraine to freeze the war was rejected by the United States after contacts between intermediaries.

"Putin was proposing to freeze the conflict at the current lines and was unwilling to cede any of the Ukrainian territory controlled by Russia.

"The contacts with the Americans came to nothing," a senior Russian source with knowledge of the discussions in late 2023 and early 2024 said," Reuters wrote.