Negotiations Between Zelensky and the Kremlin

by Meifan Honcharuk
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Negotiations Between Zelensky and the Kremlin

Zelensky: Ukraine will agree to a diplomatic end to the war after Ukraine returns the last meter of its land

On July 1, negotiations were held in Kyiv between Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Pedro Sanchez. During a press conference, the president said that Ukraine would be ready to start a diplomatic settlement of the war after the last occupier leaves the last piece of Ukrainian territory, which has been internationally recognised as Ukrainian since 1991. That is, including the Donetsk/Luhansk regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which the Russians consider their own. The main condition for the beginning of talks:

"...are we ready for a diplomatic settlement, and for what kind of diplomatic settlement if we are at the borders before February 24. These are not our borders that were on February 24 — there was a contact line between us and the occupiers," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Putin will not participate in these negotiations. We remind you that in Ukraine, the statement is enshrined in law: no negotiations with Russia while Putin holds the post of president of the country.

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