Mykhailo Podolyak, negotiator with Russia asks not to offer Ukraine a ceasefire without a total withdrawal of Russian troops.
Source: Adviser to the Head of Office of the President of Ukraine and negotiator with Russia Mykhailo Podolyak
“Do not offer us a ceasefire – it is impossible without the total withdrawal of Russian troops. Ukrainian society is not interested in the new Minsk agreement and the return of the war in a few years. Until Russia is ready to completely leave our lands, our negotiating platform is weapons, sanctions, and money.”
Uaposition memo: The Minsk agreements were a series of international agreements which sought to end the war in the Donbas region of Ukraine.