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Zelensky on war with Russia: We are not yet ready for a counteroffensive
Pushing Russian forces back to their pre-invasion positions would be a major temporary victory for Ukraine, but full sovereignty over Ukraine’s territory remains the ultimate goal, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Financial Times.
"We have fewer weapons and therefore are not able to move forward. We will suffer more losses and people are my priority," he said.
Zelensky stressed that victory must be achieved on the battlefield, but said he is open to talks …
Zelensky: negotiations with Russia are possible only when Ukraine takes back all its territories
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the Japanese television channel NHK that Kyiv is going to first win back all the territory captured by Russia, and only then negotiation will be possible.
"We will take back the territory of the country the way it was before February 24, and then sit at the negotiating table with Russia," Zelensky told Japanese journalists.
The Ukrainian President said that Ukrainian counterattack is imminent. It will begin when long-range …
Zelensky: only Putin can make a decision to end war in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is ready to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin only if the issue of ending the war is discussed.
Speaking at the Ukrainian House in Davos, Zelensky noted that after the atrocities committed by the Russian military in Ukrainian cities, in particular in Mariupol, Donetsk region, as well as in Bucha and Irpen in the Kyiv region, there are fewer opportunities for organizing a meeting.
"Every day it will be more and more difficult to organize …
Zelensky: Macron suggested to make concessions on Ukraine’s sovereignty to help Putin save face
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that French President Emmanuel Macron suggested to him to cede part of Ukraine’s sovereignty in order to help Putin "save face".
"Macron wanted to see results in mediation between us. He didn't find them on our side. He did not get them from the Russian Federation and suggested to me certain things related to concessions on our sovereignty in order to help Putin save his face. I don't think that's very correct. We are not ready to help someone to …
Ukrainian media: Johnson tells Zelensky not to negotiate with Putin and fight Russia to a victorious end
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Ukrainian President not to negotiate with Putin but to put pressure on him, writes the Ukrainian news website Ukrainska Pravda, citing a source close to the Ukrainian President.
"Johnson brought two simple messages to Kyiv. Putin is a war criminal. Pressure must be put on him. No negotiations are possible. And secondly, if you are ready to sign any agreement with him, then we will not be part of it. We can have agreements with you, but not with …
Lavrov on Zelensky: Hitler had Jewish blood too
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Italian news agency Mediaset that Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood too, and the most ardent anti-Semites, as a rule, are Jews. The text of the interview was published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"He (President Volodymyr Zelensky) puts forward the argument: what kind of Nazification can there be if he is Jewish. I could be wrong, but Adolf Hitler also had Jewish blood. It means absolutely nothing. The wise …
Hungarian Prime Minister Orban asks Zelensky for proof of Bucha killings
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one of the leaders of the EU countries demanded that Kyiv provide proof that the Russian war crimes in Bucha were not staged.
In an interview with the German newspaper Bild Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that one of the leading European politicians wanted to see evidence of the veracity of the crimes in Bucha.
When asked by a journalist whether this EU politician is the head of the European government, Zelensky answered in …
Erdogan claims Ukraine is ready to compromise on 4 of Russia’s 6 key demands
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ukraine is ready to agree to four of Russia's six demands, in particular, to abandon NATO membership and recognize Russian as the second state language, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
"I think there is a consensus on four points in the negotiations. The first point concerns Ukraine's accession to NATO. In the beginning, Ukraine insisted on membership in the Alliance, but soon Zelensky began to talk about the possibility refusing [the …
Kyiv: information about Kadyrov fighters coming to Ukraine to kill President Zelensky was leaked by Russian FSB
Russia has sent Chechen fighters to Ukraine to eliminate President Volodymyr Zelensky. However, representatives of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), who oppose Russia's invasion, leaked the details to the Ukrainian special services. As a result, some of the Kadyrov fighters were destroyed and Ukrainians are looking for the second group, said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov.
"We are all aware of the special operation, which was to be carried out …
Zelensky: Ukraine may reconsider its nuclear status
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at the Munich Security Conference that he would initiate consultations within the framework of the Budapest Memorandum.
If the summit of the countries participating in the Budapest Memorandum does not take place or does not provide Ukraine with security guarantees, the document will be recognized by Ukraine as invalid along with the points that were signed in 1994, the Ukrainian President said.
" The Minister of Foreign Affairs has been instructed …