The Ukrainian side said it plans to return to negotiations by the end of August, amid a deadlock in peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.
However, as time goes by, there are many analyzes that the war situation will turn in favor of the Russian side, so it is unclear whether the negotiations will be successful.
Reporter Kim Seon-hee reports.
“Ukraine plans to return to peace negotiations by the end of August after counterattacking Russia.”
David Aracamia, the Ukrainian peace negotiator, said in a broadcast on the 18th local time.
It said that Ukraine would take a negotiating advantage by counterattacking in various regions, but did not mention a specific counterattack operation.
Peace negotiations have continued until the 5th round, but the two sides are fighting sharply over the territory of the eastern Donbas region and have not been able to find a point of contact.
However, it is observed that it is becoming more advantageous for Russia, which has more power than Ukraine.
[이고르 코나센코프 / 러시아 국방부 대변인 : 우크라이나는 군사적 실패가 확대되면서 하루 인력과 장비 손실이 막대합니다. 외국 용병 유입도 줄어들고 있습니다.]
The leaders of the four EU countries, including France and Germany, have visited Ukraine in a blitz to add strength.
President Volodymyr Zelensky also visited the affected areas to encourage soldiers and boost morale.
This month, we are expanding our activities outside of the capital Kiiu by visiting the main front lines of Donbas in the east and Zaporiza in the south.
[볼로디미르 젤렌스키 / 우크라이나 대통령 : 여러분들을 뵙게 돼서 반갑고 기쁩니다. 굉장히 영웅적이고 중요한 일을 하는 여러분들을 지지하고 노고에 감사드립니다.]
However, Russia is clearly determined to forcibly annex part of Ukraine’s territory.
Since Ukraine is in the position that it cannot yield its territory, negotiations are not likely to be easy.
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