The President notes that negotiations between Ukraine and the Russian President are possible only if the occupiers leave the territory of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky notes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is moving towards the fact that no one will sit down with him at the negotiating table.
He expressed this opinion in an interview with the German portal Bild.
Answering a question about the possibility of holding negotiations between him and Putin, Zelensky said: “I think step by step these opportunities are becoming less and less. I think that Putin himself is moving towards the fact that no one will sit down at the negotiating table with him” .
He expressed the opinion that negotiations with Putin are possible if the Russian invaders leave the territory of Ukraine. “I believe that we can sit down at the negotiating table if they leave our territories … Because when they leave our territories and we are at the borders, territorially they will remain our neighbors. And in this moment we can sit down at the table and talk about how to live on,” Zelensky said.
As UNIAN reported, today, September 22, Zelensky noted at a meeting of the UN General Assembly that there were many different words from Moscow about the negotiations, that they were supposedly ready for them. “Only. They talk about negotiations, but announce mobilization. They talk about negotiations, but announce pseudo-referendums in the occupied territory of Ukraine,” the president stressed.
He also ruled out that a settlement could take place on any other basis than the Ukrainian “peace formula”: punishment for aggression; protection of life; restoration of security and territorial integrity; security guarantees and the like.