Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “meaningful, fair and immediate” peace talks with Russia to stop the invasion of his country.
“I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. It’s time to meet, it’s time to talk,” Zelenskyy said in one video message shared on Telegram early Saturday morning. “The time has come to restore territorial integrity and justice to Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be so great that it will take several generations to recover from them,” he added.
“Meaningful negotiations about peace, about security for us, for Ukraine – are the only chance for Russia to lessen the damage of its own mistakes,” he said in the video, apparently shot on the dark streets of Kyiv at night.
Previous rounds of talks have gone so far been unsuccessful.
Zelenskyy also said that his government decided to “reboot” customs services to bring more goods into the country and support its defense operations, cutting “red tape, all paperwork, VAT and all customs duties.”
He said work is underway to “intensify the supply of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine, primarily to help internally displaced people.” He added that 9,000 people were able to leave the besieged city of Mariupol. His theater, where people were sheltering from shelling, was bombed earlier this week.
“We have always insisted on dialogue, we have always offered … solutions for peace,” the Ukrainian president said. “I will continue to appeal to the nations of the world to demand peace for Ukraine.”
https://www.politico.eu/article/volodymyr-zelenskyy-meaningful-peace-talk-russia-war/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication Zelenskyj calls for "meaningful" talks with Russia - POLITICO