Ukrainian President announces conditions for negotiations with Russia

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint news conference with Greece's President following their meeting at the Mariinskiy palace in Kyiv on November 3, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

“Negotiations with Russia are possible after the liberation of the occupied territories of Ukraine. However, they should be based on respect,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with the French TV channel LCI, Report informs.

According to him, despite the calls of third parties, there is no topic for negotiations between the parties now: “We are only interested in the liberation of our lands, after which we will go to negotiations with Russia, which is ready to respect its interlocutor and return what belongs to us. I will be ready for negotiations with such a Russia, but not with current Russia.”