This is coolbert:
We should all consider this to be a surprise? Strange even?
Vlad now desires negotiations and an agreed upon settlement to the current conflict in the Ukraine?
From the Russian controlled Internet media outlet "Russian Times".
"The Kremlin presents Kiev with two demands"
"Moscow is willing to negotiate terms of surrender with Kiev regarding the ongoing Russian military offensive currently taking place in Ukraine, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
“The president [Putin] formulated his vision of what we would expect from Ukraine in order for the so-called ‘red-line’ problems to be resolved. This is neutral status, and this is a refusal to deploy weapons,” Peskov clarified." [Peskov, Kremlin Press Secretary]
Normally when you are winning a war you do not call for negotiations. NO need for negotiations when you can achieve on the battlefield what you could not achieve at the bargaining table.
PERHAPS THE SUGGESTION OF RENEWED NEGOTIATIONS IS FOR MERELY COSMETIC PURPOSES? VLAD JUST WANTS WORLD OPINION TO SEE HIM AS A REASONABLE MAN WITH GOOD INTENTIONS?