According to him, the original narrative “Ukraine must disappear so that Russia can calm down” was replaced by the thesis “Ukraine must surrender so that Europe can warm up.”

The current narrative, according to Yermak, is: “Ukraine must stop the liberation of territories in order to prevent another world war.”

“This does not suit us. Ukraine is striving for peace. But our conditions are known – punishment for the crime of aggression, protection of the “right to life, liberty and security”, restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, guarantees of security, and the determination of the world community to implement this program,” he said.