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Full Video: Putin Speaks at Russian Foreign Ministry

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin led a comprehensive meeting with the country’s top diplomats, where the head of state touched upon an array of pressing issues pertaining to Russia’s external affairs.
At the meeting, Putin spoke on the Ukraine conflict, seizure of sovereign Russian assets, Russian-European relations, Eurasian security, NATO expansion, and growing global interest for BRICS.
He outlined a new concrete peace proposal for the Ukraine crisis, which includes Kiev entirely withdrawing its forces from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Another part of the proposal involves Ukraine formally renouncing its plans to join NATO and adopting a neutral, non-aligned, and non-nuclear status.
In his speech, the Russian president also noted that Kiev's Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) remains the only legitimate authority in Ukraine today, unlike the executive branch.
Check out Sputnik's full video of the address!
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