Russia demands that Ukraine become neutral country to end the war
Moscow's position has been that it attacked its neighbour last month after a seven-year stance that Ukraine was not complying with the terms of the Minsk agreements and that Russia had definitively recognized the Donbass and Lugano republics. The protocols mediated by the Germans and the French are intended to regulate the situation in the regions within the Ukrainian state. It's this broad context that the so-called western "mainstream" media has failed to present alongside the alignment of Ukraine's political elites to openly self-declared Nazis to western readers in an orchestrated effort to portray Putin as having committed a completely random act of madness.
One must remember that the Nazis were responsible for the murder of 20 million Russians during World War II. The prospects of Ukraine's self-declared Nazis who have been linked to horrific human rights abuses against Russians and other minorities in the Ukraine being backed-up by imminent membership in NATO would be too much déja vu to any Russian who remembers the ruthless onslaught of the Nazis into Russia.
Russia is now demanding that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv insisted that the Russian offensive was completely unfounded, and denied allegations that it intended to conquer both republics by force.