MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. The Kremlin has heard Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's proposal to declare a ceasefire in Ukraine without the right to regroup troops, but this changes nothing for Russia, as the special military operation continues, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
"Of course, we heard Alexander Grigorievich [Lukashenko’s] statement. The two presidents - Putin and Lukashenko - will undoubtedly continue [communicating] next week, there will be a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, it will give the presidents another opportunity to talk at length with each other, they will certainly discuss this topic as well," Peskov said.
At the same time, he stressed: "However, nothing changes in the context of Ukraine, the special military operation continues, because it is the only means of achieving the goals that our country has today."
Earlier on Friday, Lukashenko, in his State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, proposed declaring a truce in Ukraine "without either side having the right to move and regroup troops, or the right to move weapons and ammunition, manpower and equipment." Lukashenko added that in such a situation "if the West once again tries to take advantage of the pause by scheming to strengthen its positions, Russia is obliged to use all the power of the military-industrial complex and the army to prevent an escalation of the conflict."