“Negotiating with Russia would be tantamount to surrendering”

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Zelensky Consultant“Russia is losing”: this is why Kyiv rejects negotiations with the Kremlin

Ukraine sees itself as having the upper hand on the battlefield. Therefore, Kyiv has described the West’s calls to negotiate with Russia as “alien”.

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Negotiations with Russia would amount to capitulation, says Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak.

Negotiations with Russia would amount to capitulation, says Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak.

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According to Podoljak, so far Moscow has not done

According to Podoljak, so far Moscow has not made “any direct proposals” to Kyiv for peace talks.

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Instead, Russia prefers to pass them on through intermediaries and achieve a ceasefire.

Instead, Russia prefers to pass them on through intermediaries and achieve a ceasefire.

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that’s what it’s all about

  • Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak describes the negotiation proposals with Russia as “strange.”

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

  • According to Podoljak, so far Moscow has not made “any direct proposals” to Kyiv for peace talks.

Ukraine has Negotiation proposals with Russia rejected again. “When you take the initiative on the battlefield, it’s a bit strange to receive suggestions like: ‘You won’t achieve everything by military means anyway, you have to negotiate,'” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak said in an interview with AFP. . news agency in Kiew. 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 were increasingly urging Ukraine to consider negotiations with Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has so far rejected such proposals without a prior withdrawal of Russian troops from all of Ukraine. US Chief of Staff Mark Milley recently said that victory is unlikely to be achieved by military means.

“Russia does not want negotiations”

According to Podoljak, so far Moscow has not made “any direct proposals” to Kyiv for peace talks. Instead, Russia prefers to pass them on through intermediaries and achieve a ceasefire.

Kyiv sees such talks as maneuvers by Moscow to buy time and prepare a new offensive. “Russia does not want negotiations. Russia is conducting a communication campaign called ‘negotiations,'” Podoliak said. Ukraine launched a counter-offensive in late August. Since then, the Ukrainian military has been able to recapture some areas of Russia, including the strategically important regional capital of Kherson in the south of the country.

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

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