Ukraine rejects ceding territory to Russia

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Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha

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Sybiha added that international support for a Ukrainian victory will keep rising.

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“There won’t be a Minsk-2 or Minsk-3; there will be absolutely no compromise over our territorial integrity and sovereignty; these are (our) fundamental positions,” said Sybiha.

Earlier, presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said that any ceasefire proposals are moot until Russian troops withdraw from the country.

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On May 16, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba ruled out Ukrainian concessions in exchange for a ceasefire.

According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Ukraine could compromise its sovereignty in order to allow Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to save face.

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Zelensky said that trying to help Russia to find an “off-ramp” is pointless, until Moscow starts looking for one in the first place.

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