Putin appears ready for a ceasefire along the current front lines in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Romania arrests a suspected Russian spy.

Vladimir Putin is ready to end the war in Ukraine through a negotiated ceasefire that recognizes the current battlefield lines, the British Telegraph reports, citing Russian sources. According to insider information from Putin’s closest circle, Putin is said to be dissatisfied with the West’s attempts to disrupt the negotiations. This information was shared with the Reuters news agency. In addition, Putin is said to be upset by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s decision to rule out further ceasefire talks.

“Putin can fight as long as it takes, but Putin is also ready for a ceasefire – to freeze the war,” Reuters quoted one of the sources, a high-ranking Russian figure who has worked with the Kremlin chief. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has already repeatedly stressed that Russia is open to ceasefire negotiations. According to Peskov, the country is not seeking an “eternal war.”

Meanwhile, Romania has arrested a person accused of treason and spying for Russia, according to Romanian prosecutors. The suspect is said to have spent more than two years collecting military intelligence and taking photos of military equipment and personnel movements in the border area with Ukraine. He is said to have passed this information on to diplomats at the Russian embassy in Bucharest. A Romanian court has authorized the suspect’s arrest for 30 days while the criminal investigation is ongoing.

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