President of Ukraine

The war can be finished with direct negotiations between the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia, and the positions of the Ukrainian side at these negotiations must be strong - Mykhailo Podolyak

21 April 2022 - 09:04

Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine can be finished with direct negotiations between the two heads of state, and the Ukrainian side's position in these negotiations must be strong, well-thought-out and legally sound. This was stated by Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak during the United News TV marathon.

"This is what the team of lawyers, consultants and the negotiating group from the Ukrainian side are working on today. Accordingly, we hope that the positions of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be extremely strong in these talks," he said.

Mykhailo Podolyak expressed conviction that the Head of the Ukrainian state will be able to convey key, fundamental things for Ukraine to the counterpart from the aggressor country during the talks.

At the same time, according to the Adviser to the Head of the President's Office, we need to wait for the situation in the east of our country to develop and assess how substantive the offensive fervor shown by the Russian side will be.

"They have enough resources, enough missiles, they unfortunately continue to bomb our cities. They still have manpower and equipment that they do not mind destroying in our fields. Therefore, let's wait a while, and then we will be able to talk about the positions of the parties, first of all the President of Ukraine, at future bilateral meetings," Mykhailo Podolyak said.

According to him, in the next week and a half it will be clear how things will develop.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine have no choice but to gain tactical victories in the east of the country today. It is fundamentally important for us to remain free, not live in the camp," said Mykhailo Podolyak adding that, unfortunately, the Ukrainian servicemen are paying a high price for this - giving their lives.