Many countries pushing Ukraine to start negotiations with Russia, says top security official

11 May, 02:12 PM
Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Many countries have begun to “inflame the situation” so that Ukraine would immediately start negotiations on the war with Russia on Moscow’s terms, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary Oleksiy Danilov said on national television on May 11.

According to the official, a “big campaign” has now been launched to bring Ukraine to the negotiating table.

However, Danilov insisted that the administration of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has no plans to surrender Ukraine’s national interests.

“There are many proposals from different countries in this regard,” he said.

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“But keep in mind, I’m more than sure that if we talk about something, and the president makes such a decision, it will take place only on our country’s terms.”

Zelenskyy has repeatedly emphasized that negotiations with Moscow are possible only after invading Russian forces leave Ukrainian territory and stop bombing and killings. Furthermore, as a response to Russia’s attempt to annex occupied Ukrainian territories, on Sept. 30, 2022, Zelenskyy enacted an NSDC decision banning negotiations with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

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