Moscow (Russia), April 9: Russia hopes that its special military operation in Ukraine will end "in the foreseeable future," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
The operation is continuing and Russia's goals are being achieved, while substantive work is being carried out both in the military sphere and at the negotiation table, Peskov said at a daily briefing.
In an interview with the Sky News on Thursday, Peskov said that "our military are doing their best to bring an end to that operation."
"And we do hope that in coming days, in the foreseeable future, this operation will reach its goals or will finish ... by the negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian delegations," he said.
Moscow and Kiev have conducted several rounds of peace talks to seek a political settlement to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, which has intensified over the past month.
The outcomes of these talks, as delegations from both sides have indicated, are expected to lay an important foundation for the de-escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, but key divergences have yet to be resolved.