Ukraine rejects ceding territory to Russia

21 May, 03:53 PM
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha (Photo:TRTRussian/Twitter)

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha (Photo:TRTRussian/Twitter)

The Ukrainian government has ruled out the possibility of giving up some of its territory to secure a peace deal with Russia, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha said in a TV interview on May 20.

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Sybiha added that international support for a Ukrainian victory will keep rising.

“There won’t be a Minsk-2 or Minsk-3; there will be absolutely no compromise over our territorial integrity and sovereignty; these are (our) fundamental positions,” said Sybiha.

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Earlier, presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said that any ceasefire proposals are moot until Russian troops withdraw from the country.

On May 16, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba ruled out Ukrainian concessions in exchange for a ceasefire.

According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Ukraine could compromise its sovereignty in order to allow Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to save face.

Zelensky said that trying to help Russia to find an “off-ramp” is pointless, until Moscow starts looking for one in the first place.

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