Negotiations with Russia currently impossible: Zelensky

by IANS |

Kiev, Sep 11 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stressed that it remains impossible to negotiate the end of the war with Russia because it has failed to formulate any adequate positions, Zelensky said at the panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy.

"We want to end the war, but (our) circumstances and capabilities have changed. (Our people do) not want to negotiate with terrorists. Although one can communicate even with terrorists, because at least they know what they want," the President added on Saturday.

Zelensky emphasised that there is no confidence that the Russian side will keep any of the promises it makes, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

"I think they won't. No one believes (that they will). You wouldn't want to make deals with them," he said.

The President added that before diplomatic negotiations with the Russian Federation become possible, the Russian army has to withdraw from Ukraine and Russia has to "stop behaving like a terrorist".

"In order for us to open a channel of diplomatic communication with (Russia), (Russian leaders) must demonstrate their political will, (they must demonstrate) that they are ready to give back the land that's not theirs. Then we can begin to discuss avenues that might open up certain diplomatic measures," Zelensky said.

Latest News
US labour agency files complaint against Apple over discrimination Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:06 PM
German politicians criticise EP for maintaining two seats during energy crisis Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:02 PM
Power supply restored after Bangladesh national grid failure Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:01 PM
EU adopts law requiring USB Type-C in iPhones by end of 2024 Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:00 PM
Sony likely working on new phone with Dimensity 8000 chip Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:58 PM
Google rolls out widgets for iOS 16 Lock Screen on iPhones Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:57 PM
Thailand's economic recovery intact despite global slowdown: Central bank Governor Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:54 PM
Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma hint at Shami becoming Bumrah's replacement for T20 World Cup Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:37 PM
Jonny Bairstow is England's player of the year Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:36 PM
Bayern crush Plzen to maintain perfect record in Champions League Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:34 PM
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh return to Australia side for series v West Indies Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:29 PM
Will miss Bumrah in T20 WC, but it's an opportunity for someone else to stand up: Dravid Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:28 PM
We wanted to go early to Australia, play on some bouncy pitches in Perth: Rohit Sharma Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:27 PM
New Sony PS5 gaming consoles to be available in India soon Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:26 PM
Just days ahead of polls in Himachal, Modi inaugurates AIIMS Bilaspur Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:26 PM