The negotiations with the Russian Federation are possible only if it has several important tactical defeats, the advisor to the head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podoliak, said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro, Report informs.

“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.

He also said that currently, there are no contacts between Ukraine and the Russian Federation at the military-political level, but there is a dialogue on the exchange of prisoners and bodies of dead soldiers along humanitarian corridors, as well as negotiations through intermediaries on grain exports.