Президент Чехії сумнівається, що Україна зможе повернути свої території найближчим часом

Russia will not easily give up the occupied Ukrainian territories, and it is unlikely that Ukrainians will be able to regain their land in the near future. President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, made this statement in an interview with Sky News.

“We need to be realistic. It would be naive to claim that Ukraine can reclaim the occupied territories in the near future. Russia will not simply hand over the territories it occupies. We need to stop the war and then start discussing future agreements. There could be some compromise, but not without the consent of Ukraine, Russia, and the countries that will guarantee this agreement,” Pavel said.

Regarding Ukraine's membership in NATO, the President of the Czech Republic has no doubt that the country will become a part of the Alliance, but only after the end of the war. “We need to achieve a settlement, restore peace in the region, and then we can talk about the potential membership of Ukraine,” added the Czech leader.

He also noted that NATO cannot deploy its forces on the territory of Ukraine to engage in combat. This would lead to a conflict between Russia and the Alliance.

“No one wants such a conflict in Europe,” said the President of the Czech Republic.

It is worth mentioning that the first shipments of artillery ammunition to Ukraine as part of the Czech initiative will take place at the end of May or the beginning of June.

Earlier, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, stated that contracts for the supply of the first 180,000 units of ammunition have already been concluded as part of the initiative to purchase artillery shells for Ukraine.