Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • President Zelensky: Ukraine is ready for counteroffensive

    Ukraine is ready for a counteroffensive, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, Emma Tucker, held in Odessa. According to Zelensky, Ukraine still needs additional resources, but cannot wait for months.

    "There are several options for the development of the situation, completely different. But we will do it, we are ready," the Ukrainian President said.

    Zelensky noted that he has no doubts about the success of the …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine is not going to draw NATO into war with Russia

    Ukraine does not plan to involve any NATO member country in the war unleashed by Russia. Therefore, there will be no full membership in the Alliance while the war is going on, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a joint press conference with Estonian President Alar Karis in Kyiv.

    "We are reasonable people. We understand that we will not drag any NATO country into a war. Therefore, we understand that we will not be members of NATO while this war is going on. Not because we don't …

  • Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …

  • Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sent an official invitation to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who last week made a three-day visit to the Russian Federation and met with Vladimir Putin.

    "We are ready to see Xi Jinping. I want to talk to him," Zelensky said in an interview with Associated Press.

    The Ukrainian President said that before the beginning of the full-scale war, he was in contact with the President of the People's Republic of China, but there have been no contacts since the …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine not yet ready to begin counteroffensive

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine cannot yet launch its counteroffensive as it is waiting for a sufficient number of weapons from its partners.

    According to Zelensky, Ukraine needs ammunition and fighter jets.

    "We are waiting for ammunition from our partners," he said in an interview with the Japanese newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun, adding that the Russian military uses three times more ammunition every day than Ukrainian forces.

    The Ukrainian President stressed that …

  • Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut

    During a working trip to the Donetsk region, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Bakhmut, reported Zelensky’s press service.

    Zelensky listened to reports on the operational situation and the course of the hostilities on the front line. He talked to the servicemen and thanked them for defending Ukraine.

    "I have the honor today to be here, in the east of our country, in the Donbas, and to award our heroes, to thank them, to shake their …

  • President Zelensky: Ukraine does not intend to surrender Bakhmut

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as soon as Ukraine receives long-range weapons, the Ukrainian Forces will not hold Bakhmut, but will also begin to de-occupy the previously captured territory of the eastern regions.

    "No one will surrender Bakhmut. We will fight as hard as we can. We consider Bakhmut our fortress. If deliveries of weapons, namely long-range weapons, are accelerated, we will not only remain in Bakhmut, but we will also begin to de-occupy the Donbas, which has …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky says he is not sure Putin is still alive

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he does not understand with whom in Russia to negotiate and is even not sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin is still alive. "Today I don't quite understand whom to talk to and what to talk about. I'm not sure that the Russian President, who sometimes appears on the chroma key, that this is him. I don't quite understand if he is alive, whether he makes decisions or who makes decisions there. What's this circle of faces? I have no such …

  • Iran is furious at Zelensky after his speech at U.S. Congress

    The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani, commented on the speech of Volodymyr Zelensky in the US Congress. The Iranian official condemned the "repeated accusations and rude statements" of the Ukrainian President.

    Kanaani's anger was sparked by Zelensky saying that Iran was providing military assistance to Russia. Kanaani called the accusations of the Ukrainian President groundless. He claimed that his country did not supply military equipment to any of the parties …

  • Kremlin disappointed no calls for peace with Russia were made during Zelensky’s visit to U.S

    Moscow closely followed the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States and his talks with American President Joe Biden and did not see in them readiness for reconciliation with Russia, said the spokesman of the Russia  president, Dmitry Peskov, at a briefing.

    "There were no calls for peace, no real calls for peace – not on camera, but real ones. This suggests that the United States really continues its policy of de facto and indirectly fighting with Russia to the last …