By Matthew Roscoe •
Updated: 17 Nov 2022 • 16:54
First, we liberate all occupied territories, then we negotiate, Ukraine official says. Image: GUR/Official
Ukraine’s Vadym Skibitskyi told t-online, “first we liberate all the occupied territories, then we negotiate.”
“Our activity in all directions has one goal: complete recapture of all the regions occupied by Russia,” he said.
“Our main forces at the end of February were in eastern Ukraine.”
He added: “The main battlefield was Donbas, not the south. Then there was Minsk I and Minsk II, and the negotiations turned to resolving the issue of the temporarily occupied Donbas.
“The result was a new war.
“Therefore, our goal today is different: first we liberate all the occupied territories, then we negotiate.”
“In Russia, people are beginning to understand what is happening,” he continued.
“After the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, it took decades before it collapsed. Putin has less resources, less power, less friends.”
“The change of power may happen sooner,” said the representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at email@example.com.
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.