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Talks with Russia currently impossible: Zelensky

Zelensky says Russian attacks increasing
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy that it is still impossible to negotiate the end of the war with Russia because it has failed to formulate any adequate positions.

“We want to end the war, but (our) circumstances and capabilities have changed. (Our people do) not want to negotiate with terrorists. Although one can communicate even with terrorists, because at least they know what they want, ” the President added.

Zelensky emphasized that there is no reason to believe that the Russian side will keep any of its promises.

“I think they won’t. No one believes (that they will). You wouldn’t want to make deals with them,” he said.

The President went on to say that before diplomatic talks with the Russian Federation can begin, the Russian army must leave Ukraine and Russia must leave Ukraine  “stop behaving like a terrorist”.

“In order for us to open a channel of diplomatic communication with (Russia), (Russian leaders) must demonstrate their political will, (they must demonstrate) that they are ready to give back the land that’s not theirs. Then we can begin to discuss avenues that might open up certain diplomatic measures,” Zelensky said.

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