Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday stressed that it remains impossible to negotiate the end of the war with the Russian Federation because it has failed to formulate any adequate positions, Ukrainska Pravda reported.
At the panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES), President Zelenskyy said, “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.”
Zelenskyy emphasized that there is no confidence that the Russian side would keep any of the promises it makes. “I think they won’t. No one believes [that they will]. You wouldn’t want to make deals with them.”
He 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”.