Negotiations possible with Russia only with next Russian president, says Zelenskyy’s office

1 October 2022, 06:54 PM
Mykhailo Podolyak (

Mykhailo Podolyak (

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia are possible, but only with the next president of Russia, Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President’s Office to Ukraine, wrote on Twitter on Oct. 1.

“There is no point in negotiating with those who ‘dance on bones’ – (Russian dictator Vladimir) Putin and his entourage,” he tweeted.

“The price of their words has a negative value.”

Podolyak said that “negotiations are possible, but with a new president of Russia who will assess reality more adequately.”

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Russia announced the annexation of the parts of Ukraine it has occupied on Sept. 30. During the ceremony in the Kremlin, Putin gave another manic, pseudo-historical speech, in which he told a huge number of lies and made bizarre accusations against Western countries.

Notably, the Russian dictator called on Kyiv to “immediately cease fire and return to the negotiating table.” At the same time, he declared he would not discuss the return of the Ukrainian territories.

In turn, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said negotiations between Ukraine and Russia were impossible while Russia is headed by Putin.

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, said on Oct. 1 that a decision on Ukraine’s refusal to negotiate with Russia while Russian dictator Vladimir Putin remains in power had unanimously been adopted at a recent NSDC meeting.

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