KYIV, Aug 8 – Ukraine must focus on winning the war against Russia because that country does not respect international order and any negotiated agreement will probably be violated by Moscow, Mykhailo Podoliak, advisor to head of the President’s Office, said.
"Unfortunately, it is impossible to reach an agreement with Russia today. Russia will definitely refuse or try to deceive the contractual parties. It makes full use of its expansionist capabilities and wants to promote the status quo, which is unacceptable for Ukraine. Therefore, we must understand that the negotiation process with Russia is possible only if there are several important tactical defeats," Podoliak said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro.