"Don't even think about it": Kuleba names condition for negotiations with Russia and rules out possibility of territorial concessions
Kyiv will not talk to Moscow until Russian troops are withdrawn from all Ukrainian territories. This will signal that the Kremlin is ready for a real dialog.
Foreign politicians should not suggest that Ukraine cede its territories to the aggressor country. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba commented on the topic of negotiations with Russia in an interview with Forbes.
"Until the Ukrainian border guard returns to the last border point in eastern Ukraine or on the island of Tuzla (where the Kerch Bridge pylons stand - Ed.), my message to those who dare to offer any territorial concessions is not even to think about it," Kuleba said.
He added that if someone dares to talk to him about this, they will have an "unpleasant conversation."
Kuleba said that for him, the actual withdrawal of Russian troops from our territory would signal that the aggressor is willing to engage in dialogue.
"But this does not mean that Ukraine automatically agrees to negotiate. Too often Russia has deceived us, Europeans, Americans, to be trusted from the first word or step," the Foreign Minister emphasized.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently said that Ukraine needs more weapons because the stronger it is on the battlefield, the more powerful Kyiv's position will be at the negotiating table.
- U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that if Russian President Vladimir Putin shows interest, Ukraine will be ready to join the negotiation process.