Duma deputy Aleksei Zhuravlyov made the remarks on Russia-1, responding to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s remarks that Ukraine should accept giving up part of its territory to reach a peace deal with Russia.
“If you think you can offer us something, so we’ll feel satisfied and stop—no, that won’t happen,” said Zhuravlyov, leader of the nationalist party Rodina (Motherland), which supports President Vladimir Putin.
“We started a special operation with one goal: as our president said, look at our conditions of security [guarantees], if you don’t accept them, there will be a military-technical response. It’s all on paper, read what needs to happen.
“If you think you can offer recognition of Crimea, and we’ll think that’s excellent—no, no, no,” said Zhuravlyov.