“Will there be something and with whom to talk?” Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, doubted when commenting on the statement by the head of the Ukrainian delegation at the talks with Russia, David Arakhamia, about the possibility of resuming the dialogue in August.
“The chief negotiator from Ukraine considers it possible to resume negotiations with Russia from the end of August. It is possible that way,” Dmitry Medvedev admitted in his Telegram channel. At the same time, he asked the most important question: with whom and what to talk about?
Earlier, David Arakhamia, in an interview with Voice of America, said that Kyiv was preparing to conduct a series of counteroffensives until August. At the same time, the representative of Kyiv at the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations said that Ukraine would not accept the loss of territories.
“It is legally impossible,” Arakhamia stressed.
Kyiv does not recognize either the independence of the two republics of Donbass, or the results of the referendums in Sevastopol and Crimea, as a result of which the Crimean peninsula was reunited with Russia. Moreover, Ukraine has been developing and is developing plans for an offensive in the Donbass, attacks on the Crimean bridge and the return of Crimea to Kyiv jurisdiction by military means. These plans became one of the reasons for Russia to launch a military special operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Among the goals of the Russian special operation are the demilitarization of Ukraine, the protection of the civilian population of Donbass from destruction by regular artillery and rocket attacks.