In a video message early Saturday morning, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Russia: “It’s time to talk.”
“I want everyone to hear me now, especially I want them to hear me in Moscow. It’s time to meet, time to talk, time to restore territorial integrity and justice to Ukraine, otherwise Russia will face such losses that many generations will not face,” he said in the video posted on Facebook.
Pressure to negotiate: Zelensky said that the actions of the Russian army were making the situation worse for their country, and that sincere negotiations “without stopping” were the only way to mitigate the damage.
“We have always insisted on negotiations, we have always proposed dialogue and solutions for peace. Not only during the 23 days of the invasion,” Zelensky said.
evacuating civilians The president added that 180,000 Ukrainians have been rescued through evacuation corridors so far, and that seven corridors are operating in the country on Friday – six in the Sumy region and one in the Donetsk region.
Rescue work continues at the site of the destroyed theater in Mariupol. He said that more than 130 people were rescued, many of them wounded, but that no information about the victims was released.
“The war must be stopped,” Zelensky said. “The Ukrainian proposal is on the table.”
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