Katerina Tishchenko — Saturday, October 22, 2022 20:53
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine could start negotiations with Russia after returning all territories within its borders in 1991, but that relations with Russia that existed before the war would not be restored.
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Quote from Zelensky: “They (Russian edition) can give our territory back to us if they want to negotiate. They have to withdraw from our land, our national territory. They must leave our land within the internationally recognized borders of 1991. Tell them in what form and with whom they are ready to speak.
that’s fair. To speak, we must rewind to the moment our state spoke. This was before the war, before 2014. From this point on, you can try to resolve the issue diplomatically. ”
detail: Zelensky announced that the fake referendum and the so-called “accession” of the occupied Ukrainian territory by Russia have put an end to the possibility of negotiations.
Nevertheless, the president expressed the opinion that in Russia “there will definitely be leaders with whom Ukraine will somehow communicate.”
“But provided that there is no war. But provided that this is a dialogue, not an ultimatum. Our sovereignty, our country, our nation, our people, our On condition that we respect our laws.Under such conditions.Of course there will be communication,” he said.
At the same time, Zelensky pointed out that the level of future relations with Russia will also depend on whether Ukrainian land will be returned by Russia, or whether Ukraine will return land unilaterally, and also on its price.
“Will there ever be a return to the relationships that existed before this war? I am sure not. They took many people and many lives. Society will not allow this. Society should not be told how to treat others.Societies of nations that yesterday wished to wipe you off the face of the earth.It is up to us to speak to them or not speak at all. And how many decades, perhaps more, will pass after that. No one will know this war before societies begin to communicate,” the president said.
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