The Russian Federation is currently not ready for peace negotiations in Ukraine, and real talks and withdrawal of troops will begin after the de-occupation of Donetsk or Luhansk, Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter.

“Politically and mentally Russia is still not mature enough to hold real talks and withdraw troops. But this will happen immediately after the liberation of Donetsk or Luhansk,” the official believes.

He also noted that war support in Russia is “rapidly falling to the bottom.”

“From the oligarch to the cobbler, an opinion is starting to form: ‘time to end it’,” Podolyak said.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated at a press conference in Cambodia that the Russian invasion was a violation of the UN Charter and a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

At the same time, he stressed that it is very important to create the conditions for progressively re-establishing dialogue that will lead to a future where peace will prevail, adding “not any kind of peace –  peace based on the values of the UN Charter, and peace based on international law.”

Bohdan Marusyak

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