Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is able to discuss to Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately — however “is not going to make any compromise to the Russian place throughout these negotiations,” his deputy informed CNN.
Although talks between the Ukrainian and Russian international ministers, held Thursday within the Turkish metropolis of Antalya, didn’t yield any main breakthrough, Ukraine hadn’t been too optimistic from the beginning, stated Igor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Workplace of the President of Ukraine.
“This can be a actually good factor that they met, however sadly we are able to say that the Minister of International Affairs of Russia just isn’t the one making the ultimate choice. The ultimate choice to cease struggle, to make a ceasefire, to withdraw troops is made by one individual solely,” he stated, apparently referring to Putin.
Zelensky prepared to speak: Zhovkva stated that although Zelensky was prepared for a diplomatic resolution, he has not heard from the Russian President personally or his aides.
“The very last thing I heard from them was we’ve got to nonetheless work beneath the format of two delegations … However, look, even the agreements reached throughout these negotiations are usually not held,” Zhovkva stated, pointing to humanitarian corridors in Ukraine which are “being stored in custody by Russian forces.”
What Ukraine is prepared to provide: Zhovkva stated Ukraine was open to neutrality “if the NATO bloc just isn’t prepared in the intervening time to just accept Ukraine.”
“However on the similar time, we do want exhausting safety ensures for Ukraine so these terrible wars, this terrible aggression doesn’t repeat sooner or later,” he added.
Zhovkva stated Ukraine wished to work with Putin and its neighbors to determine a system he known as “the renewed safety system of Europe.”
“My nation, the Ukrainian individuals need to change into part of the European household…Ukraine is preventing for the safety of all of Europe. So when (French) President (Emmanuel) Macron talks about doable European safety, how can he discuss with out having President Zelensky on the desk? With out having President Zelensky and Ukraine within the European Union?” Zhovkva stated.