Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, mentioned he had famous a change in Russia’s method because it realized “the true worth of struggle.”
“On the very begin of the struggle, they have been insisting on whole domination. They weren’t anticipating that Ukraine would ship such extreme resistance,” Podolyak mentioned in an interview with the Canadian each day The Globe and Mail, within the western Ukrainian metropolis of Lviv.
“They’re beginning to understand the true worth of struggle solely now. And now we’re beginning to have constructive negotiations,” added the official, who participated within the first two rounds of talks between Russia and Ukraine, held on the border of Belarus.
A 3rd session of talks is scheduled for Monday, based on the Ukrainian delegation.
The Russians “have misplaced large quantities of apparatus and manpower. Sanctions like we have by no means seen earlier than are collapsing their financial system. Their nation has develop into an outlaw on the worldwide scene and their propaganda would not work in any respect,” Podolyak mentioned.
He repeated the president’s request for NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which the Western alliance rejected Friday.
Zelensky lashed out on the group, saying the alliance had given “the inexperienced gentle for additional bombing of Ukrainian cities and villages.”
Whereas stressing that either side within the talks had agreed to not talk about particulars of the negotiations, Podolyak mentioned Ukraine’s targets remained an instantaneous ceasefire, safety ensures that the nation wouldn’t be attacked once more, and important compensation for the lack of life and injury to Ukrainian cities.