Putin oversees launch of nuclear submarines, Moscow calls peace summit proposal ‘insane’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw the commissioning of 4 nuclear submarines.

“We’ll speed up and enhance the development of ships of varied initiatives, equip them with essentially the most trendy weapons, and conduct operational and fight coaching utilizing the expertise gained through the particular navy operation,” Putin stated, referring to the warfare in Ukraine.

And he added that the submarines will assure Russia’s security for many years to come back.

The transfer comes as his nation’s overseas ministry referred to as the Ukrainian peace summit proposal “insane” and “hole.”

“[Ukrainian authorities] have give you one other extravagant concept, clothed it in some type of worldwide authorized type, however the level is identical – they do not see the apparent,” stated Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russia’s overseas ministry.

“We take into account such a lunatic concept to be yet one more publicity stunt by Washington, which has just lately tried to painting the Kiev regime as a peacemaker.”

In an interview with the Related Press on Monday, Ukraine’s Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated Kyiv needs a “peace” summit on the United Nations inside two months, with Secretary-Basic António Guterres as mediator.

Moscow stated a peace plan may solely go forward if Kyiv acknowledged Russia’s sovereignty over the territories annexed by Ukraine.

The UN reacted very cautiously to the proposal. “Because the Secretary-Basic has stated many instances prior to now, he can solely mediate if all events need him to mediate,” Florencia Soto Nino-Martinez, an affiliate spokesman for the United Nations, stated on Monday.

Different world leaders additionally supplied to mediate, for instance in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.