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Podoliak explains refusal to negotiate with Russia

Jun 12, 2023

Any negotiation process with the current Russian regime is impossible. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this on Twitter on June 11.


According to him, negotiations with the occupiers are "murder for Ukraine and Europe as a whole."

"Any negotiation process with the current Moscow regime is impossible. It is meaningless, dangerous, and murderous - for Ukraine, for Europe for international law. There are no "Russian-fragile", Indonesian, Brazilian, or African "foundations" for this at all. The aggressor must get out of the foreign territory, having finally lost its own army and the reputation of a country to be feared," he wrote.

Ukraine is not going to start a dialog with Russia now and keeps its doors "closed." As a reminder, Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said this on June 2 during a telethon.

"We have not closed the door for negotiations, we are not going to open it, it is closed quite firmly. You know that there is a decision of the National Security and Defense Council on this matter - that we are not going to hold any negotiations with Putin," he said.

According to Danilov, the opinion of other countries regarding the negotiations is explained by the fact that they are defending their own interests and "working out certain processes for their own consumption."

The NSDC Secretary reminded that Kyiv's conditions for ending the war are quite simple: the borders of 1991, the responsibility of the Russian president and his accomplices for all crimes, compensation for damages, and security guarantees for Ukraine.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 12/06/2023

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