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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Peace Process in Ukraine Cannot Begin Unless All Sides Participate, Indonesian Foreign Ministry Says

© Sputnik / Go to the mediabankRussian servicemen in the special military operation zone
Russian servicemen in the special  military operation zone - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 15.06.2024
JAKARTA (Sputnik) - On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the country's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that as soon as Ukraine starts withdrawing troops from Donbass and Novorossiya and commits not to join NATO, Russia will cease fire and be ready for negotiations.
A peace process in Ukraine is possible only if all parties to the conflict are represented, Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Rolliansyah Soemirat told Sputnik ahead of the Swiss peace conference coming up this week.
"A peace process can only be initiated when all parties to the conflict are involved," Soemirat said.
Indonesia attaches importance to all efforts toward a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, including Switzerland's effort, but will be represented at the Swiss-hosted summit on Ukraine only at the level of ambassador, the diplomat continued.
"The Indonesian Government has conveyed that it will task the Indonesian Ambassador in Bern as a special envoy of the Indonesian Foreign Minister," Soemirat said.
The combat crew of the armored train Baikal of the railway troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation performs the tasks of technical reconnaissance, mine clearance, as well as the restoration of the railway track and destroyed road directions in the zone of the special military operation. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 15.06.2024
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He added that Indonesia has been consistent in advocating respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.
Switzerland will host a high-level conference on Ukraine at the Buergenstock resort outside of Lucerne from June 15-16.
Around 90 countries and organizations have confirmed their participation, according to Swiss hosts. Russia has not received an invitation, but even if it had, it would not attend the conference, Vladimir Khokhlov, spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in Bern, told Sputnik in April.