“Negotiations with Russia would be tantamount to capitulation”

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Zelenski consultant“Russia is losing” – that’s why Kyiv refuses to negotiate with the Kremlin

Ukraine sees itself as having an advantage on the battlefield. Therefore, Kyiv called the West’s calls for negotiations with Russia “bizarre.”

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Negotiations with Russia would mean capitulation, says Ukrainian presidential adviser Mychailo Podoliak.

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According to Podoljak, Moscow has not yet given Kyiv

According to Podoljak, Moscow has not yet given Kyiv “any direct proposal” for peace talks.

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Instead, Russia prefers to pass this information through intermediaries and reach a cease-fire.

Instead, Russia prefers to pass this information through intermediaries and reach a cease-fire.

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It’s about it

  • Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podoliak calls proposals for negotiations with Russia “bizarre”.

  • This would mean that “the country that regains its territories must capitulate to the country that loses”.

  • According to Podoljak, Moscow has not yet given Kyiv “any direct proposal” for peace talks.

Ukraine has Proposals for negotiations with Russia rejected again. “When you take the initiative on the battlefield, it’s a bit bizarre to receive suggestions like: ‘You can’t achieve everything by military means anyway, you have to negotiate,'” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak told AFP in an interview. press agency in Kyiv. This would mean that “the country that regains its territories must capitulate to the country that loses”.

US media recently reported that senior US officials have increasingly urged Ukraine to consider negotiations with Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has so far rejected such proposals without the prior withdrawal of Russian troops from all of Ukraine. US Chief of Staff Mark Milley recently stated that victory is unlikely to be achieved by military means.

“Russia does not want negotiations”

According to Podoljak, Moscow has not yet given Kyiv “any direct proposal” for peace talks. Instead, Russia prefers to pass this information through intermediaries and reach a cease-fire.

Kyiv considers such talks to be maneuvers by Moscow with the aim of gaining time and preparing a new offensive. “Russia does not want negotiations. “Russia is conducting a communication campaign called ‘negotiation,'” Podoliak said. Ukraine launched a counter-offensive at the end of August. Since then, the Ukrainian military has managed to retake some areas from Russia, including the strategically important regional capital of Kherson in the south of the country.

Russia has recently repeatedly attacked Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. There were repeated power outages in many parts of the country.

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