Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that he was willing to talk directly to Vladimir Putin without going through intermediates. He added that if the Russian president “understands reality,” he may find diplomatic ways out of conflict.
Zelensky spoke to the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, stating that Ukraine would fight until all territories were restored. The President of Ukraine said Moscow should withdraw its troops to their original location before Russia began its invasion on February 24.
“It may be the first step towards negotiations,” he said, adding that Russia has long played in negotiations with Ukraine.
Earlier, Zelensky said it was more difficult to arrange negotiations with Russia in light of what he said was evidence of Russia’s actions against occupied civilians. Russia has denied targeting civilians called “special operations” to reduce Ukraine’s military power.
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have held sporadic talks since the influx of Russian troops into Ukraine at the end of February, but both sides said the talks were stalled. Zelenskyy told Ukrainian television last week that it would be impossible to stop the war without some diplomacy.
In his remarks to the Davos audience, Zelensky also said that the war had come at a huge human cost to the Ukrainians. The country’s army was profitable, especially near the second city of Kharkiv, but “the most bloody situation remains in Donbus, where we are losing too many people,” he says. rice field.
He added that the idea of forcibly restoring the Crimean Peninsula, which was seized and annexed by Russia in 2014, would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-ukrainian-president-zelenskyy-willing-to-meet-russian-president-putin-to-discuss-how-to-end-war-2955532 Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is willing to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss how to end the war