Force Russia to make peace, Zelensky urges West

by | May 27, 2024 | Top Stories

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Western leaders to pressure Russia into peace using “all means” necessary. Speaking in Spain, Mr Zelensky said there needed to be “tangible coercion of Russia” , which was seeking to “destroy Ukraine and move on”. Mr Zelensky has long said he will not negotiate with Russia directly until Moscow’s forces leave all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea. His call, however, comes as Russia makes gains against Ukraine, with Kyiv suffering from a shortage of Western-supplied weapons.Russia, President Zelensky said, was dropping some 3,200 guided aerial bombs on Ukraine each month. “How do you fight that?” he asked reporters in Madrid where he met Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The Ukrainian leader rejected the idea of inviting Russia to a planned peace summit in Switzerland next month. The summit is expected to include representatives of more than 90 countries. Delegates will try to chart a course for a just and lasting peace in Ukraine based on 10 demands set forth by Kyiv calling for the return of all invaded territory, reparation payments for war-related damages and the creation of a special tribunal to prosecute Russian war crimes, a plan that Moscow has flatly rejected.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for talks but only “to achieve the objectives now being achieved via the special military operation”, as Russia describes the Ukraine war. In Madrid, Mr Zelensky urged Western leaders to lift bans on donated …

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[mwai_chat context=”Let’s have a discussion about this article:nnUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Western leaders to pressure Russia into peace using “all means” necessary. Speaking in Spain, Mr Zelensky said there needed to be “tangible coercion of Russia” , which was seeking to “destroy Ukraine and move on”. Mr Zelensky has long said he will not negotiate with Russia directly until Moscow’s forces leave all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea. His call, however, comes as Russia makes gains against Ukraine, with Kyiv suffering from a shortage of Western-supplied weapons.Russia, President Zelensky said, was dropping some 3,200 guided aerial bombs on Ukraine each month. “How do you fight that?” he asked reporters in Madrid where he met Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The Ukrainian leader rejected the idea of inviting Russia to a planned peace summit in Switzerland next month. The summit is expected to include representatives of more than 90 countries. Delegates will try to chart a course for a just and lasting peace in Ukraine based on 10 demands set forth by Kyiv calling for the return of all invaded territory, reparation payments for war-related damages and the creation of a special tribunal to prosecute Russian war crimes, a plan that Moscow has flatly rejected.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for talks but only “to achieve the objectives now being achieved via the special military operation”, as Russia describes the Ukraine war. In Madrid, Mr Zelensky urged Western leaders to lift bans on donated …nnDiscussion:nn” ai_name=”RocketNews AI: ” start_sentence=”Can I tell you more about this article?” text_input_placeholder=”Type ‘Yes'”]
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