Until Russian troops have withdrawn from conquered territory, there can and should be no real negotiation
Prime Minister of the UK Rishi Sunak said that the West should reject unilateral calls by Russia for a ceasefire in Ukraine and focus on “degrading Russia’s capability to regroup and to resupply”.
The UK prime minister was speaking at a summit of the Joint Expeditionary Force in the Latvian capital at the time of heightened concern as to whether Britain will continue the robust support for Ukraine that began under Boris Johnson.
“We must be clear that any unilateral call for a ceasefire by Russia is completely meaningless in the current context. I think it would be a false call. It would be used by Russia to regroup, to reinforce their troops and until they have withdrawn from conquered territory, there can and should be no real negotiation,” said Sunak at a meeting of European leaders in Latvia.