Russia says co-existence not possible with Ukraine’s current ‘regime’


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MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Russia cannot co-exist with the current "regime" in Kyiv but Moscow can resist the might of NATO for as long as it needs to fully demilitarise Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in February 2022, triggering a major European land war and the most serious confrontation between Russia and the West since the depths of the Cold War. Including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, Russia now controls 17.5% of Ukraine's internationally recognised territory. A Ukrainian counter-offensive has failed to make any significant gains this year...