The director of Bellingcat, Christo Grozev, wrote on Twitter that two sources close to the Russia-Ukraine talks had told him that Zelensky had suggested to the Russian delegation that Ukraine should be president and that Yuriy Boiko should be a Moscow man.
Representatives of Ukraine and Russia for talksPhoto: Twitter Podolyak_M
Boiko is a Ukrainian politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine from 2012 to 2014 and as Ukraine’s Minister of Fuel and Energy from 2006 to 2007. He is currently considered one of the leading pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians.
According to a representative of Bellingcat, the Russians are demanding that Ukraine recognize the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk republics, but the loss of Crimea and the abandonment of the option to join NATO.
Zhelensky would have answered “no” very clearly to the claims.
Two persons close to the Russia-Ukraine talks (including back-channel talks) proposed Russia (1) Zhelensky is pro-government, but Russia appoints Poko as prime minister, (2) Ukraine approves L / DNR and Crimea, (3) NATO does not. Z said firmly that they did not.
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