According to him, Piłsudski himself did not seem to share this view, as shown by his attempt to act as if the attacking forces were „rebels“.  Negotiations for a more lasting ceasefire, under the aegis of the Control Commission, began on November 27 in Kaunas.  Lithuania did not agree to negotiate directly with Żeligowski and thus legitimize his action.  This is why Poland intervened as an intermediary. Lithuania agreed, as it hoped to place the talks in the context of the Suwałki agreement.  The Poles refused the withdrawal of Żeligowski`s troops. No agreement could be reached on a demarcation line. . . .