The President of the United State of America Joe Biden has reportedly ruled out peace talks on Russia’s war without Ukraine’s participation, Kyiv Independent reports.

In a statement on its Twitter post, Kyiv says Biden has congratulated Ukraine forces on the liberation of Kherson, saying it was “a significant, significant victory.”

He stressed that negotiations toward a ceasefire are impossible without Ukraine.

“I’ve been very clear that we’re going to continue to provide the capability for the Ukrainian people to defend themselves – and we are not going to engage in any negotiation. There’s nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine,” Biden said, as quoted by CNN.