Ukraine rules out ceding land to Russia in peace deal.
Written by News Room on May 23, 2022
The Ukrainian government says it will not agree a ceasefire deal with Russia that involves giving up territory.
The apparent hardening of Ukraine’s position comes a day after President Volodymyr Zelensky said the war could only be resolved through diplomacy.
Presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak said concessions would lead to an even larger and bloodier Russian offensive.
In another development, Polish President Andrzej Duda has become the first foreign leader to address the parliament in Kyiv in person and after receiving a standing ovation as he declared that only Ukrainians themselves could decide their future.
However, France’s Europe Minister, Clément Beaune, said in a radio interview on Sunday that it would probably take 15 or 20 years for Ukraine to be accepted as an EU member.