According to the Ukrainian ambassador Oleksiy Makejev, negotiations with Russia are only conceivable once the latter has evacuated the occupied territories. “People are dying because Russia wants it,” he says in the ARD “Morgenmagazin”. Many Russians dreamed of destroying Ukraine. Russia must be forced to enter into negotiations “by liberating our territories and people from Russian occupation”, according to Makeyev. Concessions are often asked for. “We cannot accept concessions from the Ukrainian side – in terms of territories, areas, people.” The embassy also thanks Germany for its solidarity.