Zelensky signs decree on impossibility of talks with Putin

Tuesday, 04. October 2022 12:01

The Ukrainian presidency published on Tuesday a decree signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky which came into force today and states the impossibility of holding negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zelensky stated the decree was signed following Moscow's decision to "attempt to annex the territories of our state," referring to four Ukrainian regions which voted to join Russia in referendums not recognized by Kiev and the West.

On Friday, Putin signed documents on the accession of the Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics, alongside Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, to Russia. Following the ceremony, Zelensky stated he is open to talks with Moscow but only under a different leader.

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