About 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russian forces invaded the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The president gave the number during a meeting with reporters on Saturday, according to Related press.
Zelenskyy also call for a ceasefire to open peace negotiations between the parties.
Earlier on Saturday, the president call The Russian military will release Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who was kidnapped Friday, Kyiv said.
“The request was simple – release it from captivity immediately,” says Zelenskyy.
The Ukrainian leader added that the issue was raised in phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
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