03 July 2022,   13:39
Negotiations with Russia currently on pause - Mykhailo Podolyak

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia are currently suspended. Such a statement made today Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

“Why? There are several reasons. Russia does not demonstrate the key – the understanding of today’s processes in the world and its [Russia’s] extremely negative role.

Second - Russia does not understand that the war is no longer waged according to the rules, schedule or plans of Russia in any sense, while the professional resistance of Ukraine only ramps up.

Third - Russia cannot give up propaganda in the domestic market, and therefore the political elite is afraid to tell the truth that the war must be stopped on completely different terms than originally stated.

Finally, the key point. Russia absolutely wants to see in action all the packages of international economic sanctions and finally understand the real ‘combat capability’ of its army, as well as lose the remnants of its reputation. This, in my opinion, is the strategic goal of the Russians: all or nothing. Therefore, it makes no sense to prevent the collapse of this bizarre empire”, - said Podolyak.