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All Russia's proposals for negotiations are an attempt at appeasement before stabbing us in the back – an adviser to the head of the President's Office

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 22:09
All Russia's proposals for negotiations are an attempt at appeasement before stabbing us in the back – an adviser to the head of the President's Office

ALONA MAZURENKO  — THURSDAY, 16 JUNE 2022, 22:09

Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President's Office, said that all Russia's proposals to resume talks are just an attempt to deceive in order to build up reserves and resume the offensive.

Source: Podoliak on Telegram

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Quote from Podoliak: "Today's endless proposals for negotiations from the Russian Federation’s side are nothing more than an attempt to deceive the world: to create the impression that they want dialogue, then stab us in the back.

[They’re] sitting in the temporarily occupied territories under a temporary truce, setting up strongholds, building up reserves and reestablishing their offensive potential.

But why demonstrate this infantilism so hysterically? Ukraine will definitely return to the negotiation process. Only at the right time and with a strong negotiating position.

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When the Kremlin is able to look at things soberly and stop getting drunk on its own propaganda."

Details: Podoliak added that Europe is refusing Russian oil, and later gas as well, and this accounts for about half of Russia's GDP.

Eventually the Russian economy will return to the 1990s: not only auto parts but also teabags will be in short supply.

So far more than 32,000 Russian "soldiers" have been killed and many more are wounded. Thousands of pieces of equipment have been destroyed.

Quote from Podoliak: "And all this [is happening] in the fourth month of the war in order to explain to the Z-viewers [supporters of the Russian army and the war in Ukraine] where the city of Popasna is located and why its capture is a great victory instead of ‘capturing Kyiv’ or Kharkiv.

Well, in response to someone like Peskov: I hope that Moscow will be able to find the strength to ‘really assess the state of things’, compare their ‘successes’ with the famous claim of ‘everything’s going according to plan’, conduct a ceasefire, withdraw their troops, and stop raping their propagandists’ ‘deep throats’."

Background:

  • On 29 March, during the latest round of talks with Russia in Istanbul, Ukraine put forward a proposal that instead of NATO, several countries would become the guarantors of Ukraine's security and, in the event of aggression, would provide assistance to Ukraine with armed forces, weapons and no-fly zones. Such security guarantees will not work in the occupied territories of Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. 
  • The Ukrainian delegation also suggested that the status of Crimea and Sevastopol should be decided over the next 15 years in bilateral negotiations, and the issue of Donbas [should be decided] in direct talks between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy later said that Ukraine was ready to sign an international agreement on security guarantees only after a referendum on this issue. He also said that this should be preceded by the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
  • On 17 May, Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, confirmed that talks with Russia were on hold for a number of reasons, the main one being that Russia did not show any understanding of current processes in the world.
  • On 14 June, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine would be ready to negotiate with the Russian invaders only when the occupiers were ready to end the war.
  • On 16 June, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said that Russia was satisfied with Ukraine's negotiating position as outlined in late March "as a basis for work".

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