Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian forces for the sake of reaching a peace agreement.
In his nightly address, Zelenskyy said that the “great geopoliticians” who suggest this are disregarding the interests of “the millions of those who actually live on the territory that they propose exchanging for an illusion of peace.”
Meanwhile, fighting is intensifying around four cities in eastern Donbas, with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accusing Russia of throwing the full might of the Russian army against the cities of Liman, Popasna, Sievierodonetsk and Sloviansk.
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Thursday’s key points:
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says NATO has done “absolutely nothing” about the Russian invasion of his country, while the EU was taking “revolutionary decisions” — a perception of the two organisations that have changed dramatically in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on 24 February.
Ukraine and the US have strongly criticized a Russian plan to fast-track Russian citizenship for people from two southern regions of Ukraine now under their control.
Russian parliament passes a bill scrapping the upper age limit for joining the military.
Russia is ready to set up a corridor for ships carrying food to leave Ukraine, Russian Ministry of Defence said.
Italy and Hungary are urging a truce and peace talks, at odds with the EU’s hard line against Moscow, agencies report.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he will only talk with Vladimir Putin, not intermediates.
Russia is throwing everything it has at four cities in eastern Donbas, says President Zelenskyy, in his nightly address.