Ukraine's Arestovich calls on West to give Russia concessions

Ukraine's Arestovich calls on West to give Russia concessions

The presidential adviser called Westerners urging concessions in the name of peace. High profile Ukrainian presidential adviser Alexey Arestovich has resorted to obscene language in order to criticize those in the West urging Kiev to give part of the country's territory to Russia for the sake of peace.

Go f k yourselves with such proposals, dumb f ks, to trade Ukrainian territory a little bit! Our children are dying, soldiers are stopping shells with their own bodies, and they are telling us how to sacrifice our territories. He stated in an interview on Wednesday that this will never happen.

Arestovich criticized the logic of bleating voices that encourage Ukraine to curb its appetite and give Russia the territories it supposedly wants, as this would allow Kiev to establish a comprehensive peace and return to business as usual. Mikhail Podoliak, the adviser of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, took to Telegram on Wednesday to address the pro-Russian lobbyists in Europe. We do not sell our citizens, territories or sovereignty. This is a red line. The Ukrainian society has paid a terrible price and will not allow anyone to take a step in this direction, Podoliak said.

He believes that the shortest possible way to end the war is with weapons, sanctions and financial assistance to Ukraine, although no one wants a long military action or a food crisis.

The Ukrainians defended Kiev, liberated three regions and are completing the liberation of the fourth. Today, the same people offer us to give Russia the east and the south. The adviser said that we'll probably take up arms, but thanks for the advice.

Arestovich and Podoliak spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday after the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Kissinger urged Ukraine to make peace immediately, warning that Russia could become a permanent ally of China in its stand-off with the US if the conflict is not resolved within two months.

President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized Kissinger, calling him out by name, while speaking in more polite terms rather than Arestovich, saying that American statesman emerged from the long gone past and spoke as if it was 1938 and not 2022. He thought he was talking to an audience in Munich of that time and not Davos. He was apparently referring to the Munich Agreement, a deal that the UK and France made with Axis powers Germany and Italy in 1938, in which the Nazis were given a free hand to invade Czechoslovakia. Modern Russia is a favorite rhetorical device of many Ukrainian officials.

Ukraine has insisted that it will not agree to any peace proposals that do not respect its pre-2014 borders.

Moscow made it clear that the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as the status of Crimea as a Russian region are not up for discussion.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February after Ukraine failed to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied that it was planning to retake the two republics by force.