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Ukraine bans citizens from negotiating with Russia’s Putin

Ukraine has virtually ruled out talks before a complete Russian withdrawal as its forces retake large parts of the occupied regions.

• October 4, 2022
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukrainians have been banned from negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin under a decree issued by President Volodymyr Zelensky and published on his website on Tuesday.

The decree, first announced on Friday, followed a decision by Ukraine’s Council for Security and Defence in reaction to the annexation of four Ukrainian regions in the south and east of the country.

The council, made up of cabinet members and the heads of the armed forces and security services, and headed by Mr Zelensky, saw the annexation as a violation of international law.

While Russia has occupied large parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson and declared them annexed, Ukrainian forces have gradually pushed them out of these regions.

Kyiv has virtually ruled out talks before a complete Russian withdrawal as its forces retake large parts of the occupied regions. 

(dpa/NAN)

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