Ukraine rules out agreeing to a cease-fire with the Russian Federation and any agreement with Moscow that provides for recognition of the seizure of Ukrainian territory.
This was stated by the head of the Presidential Office Mikhail Podolyak in an interview with Reuters.
He acknowledged that Kiev’s position on the war is becoming increasingly uncompromising. According to him, Russia can launch a stronger retaliatory strike after any break in hostilities.
“The war will not stop (after any concessions). They’ll just put it on pause for a while. After a while, with a new force, the Russians will increase their weapons, manpower and work out their mistakes, modernize a little, dismiss many generals… and they will launch a new offensive, even more bloody and large-scale,” Podolyak said.