Zelensky: Security for Ukraine and agreement with Russia would end the war
the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyinformed that the document by which it would be put end to the war with Russia can contain a agreement about guarantees of security for Ukraine and other bilateral from kyiv to Moscow, according to the local agency ukrinform.
“I think these may be two different documents: security guarantees from those countries that are ready to give these security guarantees, and a separate document with Russia,” the head of state said in an interview with Ukrainian media, responding to a question. question about the document to end the war.
Zelensky said that Russia would like to have an agreement that covers all issues, but that, according to him, not all countries that could be guarantors of security see themselves at the same table with the Russian Federationadds the Ukrainian agency.
“For them, security guarantees for Ukraine are one issue, and agreements with Russia are another issue. Russia wants everything to be in one document, and people say: ‘Excuse me, we saw what happened in Bucha.’ Circumstances are changing, the formats of future agreements are changing, the percentage of possibilities of agreements from such steps is changing, because of those violations. Everyone sees it, and they want to have deals with Russia less and less, and at the same time they want to have deals with Ukraine,” Zelensky said, according to the source.
The president also stated that the issue of Russia’s compensation for Ukraine’s war losses must be resolved in a legal manner.
The Ukrainian agency recalls that on February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a large-scale invasion in Ukraine, and that Russian troops continue to bomb and destroy infrastructure and attack residential areas of cities and towns using artillery, rocket launchers , ballistic missiles and aerial bombs.
The complex negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, which began on February 28, stalled after several rounds of face-to-face and virtual meetings.
Putin said on April 12 that “the Ukrainian delegation has reversed the Istanbul agreements”, referring to talks held between the negotiators in the Turkish city on March 29.
According to the Russian president, now the issues on the table have been divided into two groups.
“Security guarantees (for Ukraine) on the one hand, and issues related to Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas, on the sidelines,” he added.
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