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President's Office explains that it will not accept Russia's terms

Apr 6, 2023

Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak said that negotiations with Russia are possible only after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the entire territory of Ukraine, including Crimea.

He wrote about this on Twitter.

"About the basic. The basis for real negotiations with Russia is the full withdrawal of Russian armed groups beyond the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine in 1991. Including Crimea," the statement reads.
"Any territorial concessions or bargaining with our sovereign rights are out of the question," he added.

Podolyak's post apparently appeared as a reaction to a Financial Times article that quoted Andriy Sybiga, deputy head of the Presidential Office, as saying that Kyiv does not rule out negotiations with Russia when the Ukrainian Armed Forces reach the administrative border with Crimea.

Author - Olena Madiak, 06/04/2023

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