Ukrainian officials rejected the possibility of a short truce with Russia, saying that Moscow’s troops must stop their invasion to ensure lasting peace.
Senior Ukrainian presidential aide, Andriy Yermak, said on Saturday that peace will “only” be possible if the country’s borders are restored to their 1991 status.
“There will be peace when we destroy the Russian army in Ukraine and reach the borders of 1991,” Yermak, who heads the presidential administration, wrote on Telegram.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday said Russia would use a temporary halt to hostilities in order to rebuild its forces.
“Russia is now looking for a short truce, a respite to regain strength. Someone may call this the war’s end, but such a respite will only worsen the situation,” Zelenskyy…