Hopes were raised that a deal could be reached with Russia after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday’s talks were “pretty good”.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that talks with Russia will resume on Tuesday and go “quite well”.
Zelensky also said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as part of a negotiating effort to end the war with Russia “with a just peace.”
“Our delegation has also worked on this issue in negotiations with the Russian side,” Zelensky said in his nightly address.
“Pretty good, like I said. But let’s see. They’ll continue tomorrow.”
So far, Russia has not been able to achieve the breakthroughs it hoped for due to stiff resistance from Ukrainians, who fought for every inch of land and now a Ukrainian official believes the invasion The strategy is likely to fail within two months.
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Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to Ukraine’s chief of staff, said late Monday that he thinks Russia will run out of resources by early May.
In a video published by several Ukrainian media outlets, Arestovich said the exact timing will depend on the amount of resources the Kremlin is willing to commit to the operation.
“I think no later than May, early May, we should have a peace agreement, maybe much sooner, we’ll see, I’m talking about the latest possible dates,” Arestovich said.
“Now we are at a crossroads: there will be a peace deal signed very quickly, within a week or two, with the withdrawal of troops and everything, or there will be an attempt to assemble a some people, for example, the Syrians for a second round and, when we crush them, a deal in mid-April or late-April.”
Zelensky used his nightly speech also to praise an anti-war protester who interrupted a live broadcast on Russia’s State TV Channel on Monday, holding up a sign behind him. the studio host and chanted slogans against the war in Ukraine.
The sign, in English and Russian, reads: “NO WAR. Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. They are lying to you here.”
Another phrase, which looks like “Russians against war”, has been partially obscured.
The extraordinary act of dissent that took place on the 19th of the war began when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February in what he called a special military operation.
“Stop the war. No war,” the woman protesting could be heard shouting, as the messenger continued to read from her remote camera.
The protester can be seen and heard for a few seconds before the channel switches to another report to remove her from the screen.
Zelensky said: “I am grateful to the Russians who have not stopped trying to communicate the truth. Those who fight misinformation and tell the truth, the real truth to their friends and loved ones.
“And sent privately to the woman who walked into Channel One’s studio with a poster protesting the war.”
Kira Yarmysh, a spokesman for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, wrote on Twitter: “Wow, that girl is great.”
She posted a video recording the incident, which quickly garnered more than 2.6 million views.
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