Zelensky to "El Pais": "Dialogue is possible if Russia withdraws from Ukraine"

The Ukrainian president pointed out that the latest act by which Russia almost canceled "all possibilities for dialogue" was the referendum on annexation organized "illegally" in September.

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If the Russia withdraws fromUkraine and recognizes that he has made "terrible mistakes", then a format for dialogue can be found. The Ukrainian president said so, Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with the newspaper "El Pais", adding that if we continue to sacrifice thousands of lives "to obtain the eviction of our territory, I think this will hinder the process of dialogue for the years to come". In this regard, Zelensky highlighted that the last "straw" with which Russia has almost canceled "all possibilities for dialogue" are the referendums on annexation organized "illegally" in September in the provinces of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. .

Regarding the possible change of policy if the US Republican Party wins a majority in Congress in the mid-term elections on November 8, Zelensky said that anyone who governs in the US "will have to take into account" the fact that the majority of citizens are on the side. of Ukraine. "We will respect their choice, but I believe they will also respect the choice of their own people to help Ukraine, to fight for democracy, freedom, international and humanitarian law," assured the Kiev leader. If a political change in the United States could "slow down" the bilateral decision-making process, Zelensky recalled that a cooling of relations with Italy was expected even after Giorgia Meloni's rise to power, or with the recent changes in the leadership of the United Kingdom, but this has not happened so far.

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