The U.S. President said that it is impossible to talk about Ukraine without Ukraine’s participation.

The Ukrainian authorities should independently decide whether they need to make any territorial concessions in negotiations with Russia. This was announced on Thursday by U.S. President Joe Biden at a press conference in Brussels.

“It is fully up to Ukraine to decide. It is impossible to talk about Ukraine without Ukraine’s participation,” Biden replied to the question whether, in his opinion, Ukraine should cede any territories for a ceasefire. “I don’t think they will have to do this. But it’s up to them to decide,” Biden added. He stated that “negotiations are underway” between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, and stressed that he does not participate in these consultations.