Zelensky: How can I negotiate with Putin?

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.12 - 2023 11:47 AM CET

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In a recent video reposted by Anton Gerashchenko, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and Founder of the Institute of the Future, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a poignant statement to the press about the prospects of peace negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Putin does not need peace. How can I negotiate with Putin?" President Zelenskyy questioned, highlighting the deep skepticism and mistrust that has developed between the Ukrainian and Russian leadership amidst the ongoing conflict.

The video captures a moment of candor from Zelenskyy, reflecting the challenging diplomatic landscape and the complexities involved in seeking a resolution to the conflict.

His words underscore the Ukrainian leader's doubt about the feasibility and sincerity of peace talks with Putin, suggesting a fundamental impasse in the path to negotiations.

Zelenskyy's statement resonates with the broader narrative of the Ukrainian resistance against Russian aggression and raises questions about the future course of the conflict. It also underscores the challenges in finding a diplomatic solution when trust between the conflicting parties is deeply eroded.

This statement from the Ukrainian president is significant as it not only voices his personal standpoint but also signals the stance of the Ukrainian government in the ongoing geopolitical crisis. It encapsulates the dilemma faced by Ukraine in its pursuit of peace and sovereignty.

Watch the clip right here: