OREANDA-NEWS. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian side may consider the Swedish version of the demilitarization of Ukraine as a compromise, RIA Novosti reports. Under this option, Kyiv would have to refuse to enter into military alliances, but would be able to keep the army and navy.

The Swedish option, which is indeed now being discussed at the talks, can be seen as a certain compromise,” Peskov said.

The head of the Russian delegation at the talks with Ukraine, Vladimir Medinsky, said that Ukraine offers an Austrian and Swedish version of a neutral, demilitarized state. He added that the negotiation process is "hard and slow." Medinsky noted that the Russian side hopes to reach an agreement as soon as possible.

He also noted that the item on the denazification of Ukraine was not excluded from the agenda of the negotiations. The statements of the Ukrainian side about this do not quite correspond to reality.

Russia does not rule out the possibility of taking full control of large Ukrainian cities in the event of ensuring maximum security for civilians. This was announced by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti. He also noted that the Russian Armed Forces refrained from storming cities on the instructions of the country's Ministry of Defense.