Ukraine does not refuse negotiations, but does not agree to ultimatums

Ukraine today denied allegations that it refused negotiations with Russia on a ceasefire, but pointed out that it was not ready to accept ultimatums and unacceptable conditions.

Mikhail Podoljak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, told Reuters that Ukraine had prepared a negotiating position, but was facing inadequate negotiating conditions from Russia.

“Yesterday, the aggressive actions of the armed forces of the Russian Federation escalated, during the day and night with mass air and missile strikes on Ukrainian cities,” he stated.

Podoljak said that such actions are an attempt to break Ukraine and force it to accept categorically unacceptable conditions.

Earlier today, the Kremlin accused Ukraine of being responsible for not negotiating because it rejected them.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian troops continued to advance this afternoon after the Ukrainian authorities rejected the negotiations.

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