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President’s Office of Ukraine believes that Russia to get down to negotiations after liberation of Donetsk or Luhansk

Sunday, 13 November 2022, 09:06
President’s Office of Ukraine believes that Russia to get down to negotiations after liberation of Donetsk or Luhansk

Mykhailo Podoliak, Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, believes that Russia will get down to negotiations or withdraw its troops from Ukraine after the liberation of Donetsk or Luhansk.

Source: Podoliak on Twitter

Quote from Podoliak: "Politically and mentally Russia is still not mature enough to real negotiations and troops withdrawal. But it will happen. Right after Donetsk or Luhansk liberation".

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Details: At the same time, the representative of the President’s Office noted that currently, the support for the war in Russia itself "is rapidly falling to the bottom".

According to Podoliak, the opinion that "it is time to finish this" is already being shaped among all people – from oligarchs to cobblers".

Background:

  • On 9 November, Sergei Surovikin, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian occupying forces in Ukraine, announced that Russian troops were leaving the city of Kherson
  • On 11 November, Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported that Kherson was returning under Ukraine’s control and the Armed Forces of Ukraine were entering the city. The Russian occupiers’ retreat routes are under the fire control of the Ukrainian army.
  • As of 12 November, Legitimate Oblast and City Military Administrations, as well as the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the National Police of Ukraine, began to work in liberated Kherson.
  • David Arakhamiia, head of the Servant of the People parliamentary party, believes that an opportunity to resume negotiations with the Russian Federation may appear in the second half of 2023.
  • Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, the former commander of the US Army in Europe, believes that Ukraine can liberate Mariupol and Melitopol by January of 2023, after which the liberation of Crimea will begin.

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