The information from NBC News about supposed ‘delicate’ and ‘in general terms’ negotiations between the leadership of the US/EU and Kyiv regarding terms of Ukraine’s de facto capitulation through its agreement to give something to Russia ‘for peace’ does not correspond to reality. This was stated in Kyiv at a briefing with the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, by President Volodymyr Zelensky. He assured that such a scenario ‘will not happen’.
NBC News reported on the morning of November 4th, citing current and former officials from the US, that Washington and Europe had allegedly started negotiations with Ukraine about the possibility of some ‘deal’ with Russia, where the parties supposedly discuss that official Kyiv could ‘give up’ something to Moscow ‘for peace’.
According to the head of state, he ‘does not know who is publishing this and why it is being done’.
“I have a very unpleasant feeling that even we, Ukrainians, in the media are also supporting this topic. I’m surprised by this. I don’t know who is doing this,” he repeated.
Zelensky continued: “But I, as a person who has responsibility and authority in certain negotiations, I will answer you very frankly. Everyone knows – my attitude coincides with the attitude of Ukrainian society, and that’s why no one is pressing on me today.”
He admitted that “initially all this was there.”
“From the beginning of the war, and before the war, all this was there. Today, no one from the EU leaders, the US, etc., is pressing us to sit down with Russia now and give something to it. This will not happen,” emphasized the president.
Von der Leyen stated that Ukraine is a sovereign country, and its leadership’s decisions are also sovereign. She reminded that the EU supports Zelensky’s ‘peace formula’.”