Zelensky’s office called negotiations with Russia a death sentence

Independence square in Kiev. Archive photo

The adviser to the head of the office of Vladimir Zelensky Michael Podolyak called the talks with Russia “death sentence” and said that Zelensky is against them.

“Zelensky clearly against (of the talks),” said Podolyak in an interview with the American newspaper the Hill.

As the newspaper notes, the adviser to the head office Zelensky “called a death sentence for Ukraine” negotiations with Russia.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow has never refused to negotiate with Ukraine, the fighting ends at the negotiation table, but the answer from Kiev there. Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the possibility of a meeting with Zelensky said that Ukraine refused to implement the agreements reached.

Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the meeting of presidents of Russia and Ukraine is possible only after the negotiators “household work” and that the prerequisites for this meeting no.