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'No territorial concessions.' Ukrainian President's Office responds to Trump's plan

'No territorial concessions.' Ukrainian President's Office responds to Trump's plan Photo: Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (getty images)

Ukraine is not ready to compromise with Russia and give up any territory to end the war, said Andriy Yermak, the head of the President's Office when asked about the statement by US presidential candidate Donald Trump that he could quickly end the war.

Yermak, during his visit to Washington, told journalists that Kyiv listens to any advice on achieving "just peace." "But we (are) not ready to go to the compromise for the very important things and values...independence, freedom, democracy, territorial integrity, sovereignty," he said.

When asked how Ukraine evaluates Trump's statement about handling the war, Yermak said, "Honest answer: I don't know. Let's see."

Ukraine will insist that the new administration continue to support it, the head of the President's Office said, adding that Ukraine already has the support of two parties and the American people.

"It will be a decision of the American people. We will respect this choice," Yermak said regarding the presidential election on November 5.

During recent debates with US President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Trump claimed he could have ended the war even before taking office. At the same time, he called Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal for Ukraine to give up four of its regions and its NATO aspirations in exchange for Russia ceasing fire unacceptable.

Today, Politico reported, citing two national security experts who support Trump, that Trump is allegedly considering a deal where NATO commits not to expand eastward - including to Ukraine and Georgia - and engages in negotiations with Putin on which part of Ukrainian territory Moscow can take.