Ukraine: Ceasefire not on our agenda, says Russia

President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Russia has ruled out a possible New Year ceasefire in Ukraine, saying the government has not received any official proposal from Kyiv.

At a Wednesday press briefing in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said no ceasefire issue was on Russia's agenda for the conflict that started since February 2022.

Peskov declined to comment on media reports about possible deliveries of US Patriot missile defense systems to Ukraine, noting that Moscow is awaiting official information.

He also commented on other issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, which he said effort is underway for a meeting between the Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders.

The Kremlin spokesman did not elaborate on the details of the response to the Russian oil price cap, introduced by the European Union.