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Ukraine ‘ready’ to talk to Russia on Crimea if counteroffensive succeeds

By Christopher Miller, Felicia Schwartz

05 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Ukrainian president’s top adviser has said Kyiv is willing to discuss the future of Crimea with Moscow - if its forces reach the border of the Russian-occupied peninsula. The FT reports.

Kyiv is willing to discuss the future of Crimea with Moscow if its forces reach the border of the Russian-occupied peninsula, a top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the Financial Times.

The comments by Andriy Sybiha, deputy head of Zelenskyy’s office, are the most explicit statement of Ukraine’s interest in negotiations since it cut off peace talks with the Kremlin last April.

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