OLENA ROSHCHYNA — SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022, 12:43 PM
Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, does not consider it impossible for Ukraine to win the war with Russia and regain the territories occupied by the Russians.
Source: Mykhailo Podoliak on Twitter
Quote: "According to experts, Ukraine should have frozen three times in winter, run out of electricity in March, and the Russian flag would have already flown over half of the country. Remember this when you hear another horror story that the country will not survive next winter, and people will be left on the streets without work.
If we gave up every time someone said "it is impossible," we would no longer have a country. If you hear "Ukraine will have to sacrifice territories, because Russia is strong," this is said by a loser who has already lost in his heart.
We have no other country, we know what we are fighting for. That's why we will win."
Background: In an editorial, The New York Times reported that Ukraine's victory in the war with Russia now looks unrealistic and that Ukraine may have to cede its territories.
According to the NYT, if the conflict leads to real negotiations, "Ukrainian leaders will have to make painful territorial decisions that will require any compromise."