Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minster: Erdogan and Guterres did not push Zelensky to make concessions to Putin

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that during the meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lviv, the President of Turkey and the UN Secretary General did not push Ukraine to make concessions to Russia.

    Kuleba noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sincerely empathize and really want to help Ukraine find a solution.

    "No one persuaded us to make concessions in Russia’s favor. If some conspiracy spread again in social …

  • After explosions in Crimea Zelensky urges Ukrainians living in occupied territories not to approach Russian military facilities

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on civilians in the Russian-occupied territories not to approach military facilities and ammunition depots.

    "Every day and every night we see new reports of explosions in the territory temporarily occupied by the occupiers. I ask now all our people in Crimea, in other regions in the south of the country, in the occupied areas of the Donbas and Kharkiv region to be very careful. Please do not approach the military facilities of the Russian army and …

  • Zelensky: China can convince Russia to stop the war in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is looking for an opportunity to talk directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    "I would like to talk to the Chinese president directly. I had one conversation with Xi Jinping, that was a year ago. Since the beginning of the Russian large-scale aggression on February 24, we have officially asked for a conversation, but we have not had a single conversation with China, although I believe that this would be useful," the Ukrainian President said in an …

  • President Zelensky orders Ukrainian military to liberate southern regions of Ukraine

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine received an order to regain control the south of the country. To implement this task, according to him, the Ukrainian command has about a million fighters.

    "The President has ordered the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to develop a plan," said Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with the British newspaper The Times. "After that, the General Staff should do their job and tell us that what we need to …

  • Macron: at some point Zelensky will have to negotiate peace with Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron said that "at some point" the Ukrainian President and other representatives of Ukraine will have to negotiate peace with Russia.

    "We, the Europeans, will also be at the negotiating table," Macron said, speaking to the French military in Romania. He noted that EU countries are helping Ukraine in repelling Russian aggression.

    In addition, Macron repeated his earlier statement that Russia is also a part of the European continent.

    Macron will also visit Moldova …

  • Erdogan is planning to host talks between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to host new talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss grain exports, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "Negotiations are continuing. Last night we had conversations with some officials. Next week we will discuss what steps we can take during talks with Zelensky and Putin," Erdogan said.

    On June 7, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar told Anadolu that Turkey is in …

  • 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 …