Spread the love

Russia is not ready “for a just peace” accuses Zelensky

Photo: Michael Buholzer Pool via Agence France-Presse “We have to do our job, let’s not think about Russia, let’s do what we have to do. For now, Russia and its leaders are not ready for a just peace. It’s a fact,” the president said.

France Media Agency in Burgenstock, Switzerland

Published at 10:00 a.m.

  • Europe

Russia and its leaders “are not ready for a just peace”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused on Sunday after a Peace Summit in Switzerland, which brought strong support for the integrity of his country.

“We have to do our job, let's not think about Russia, let's do what we have to do. For now, Russia and its leaders are not ready for a just peace. It’s a fact,” the president said.

Russia can negotiate peace “tomorrow, if it withdraws from our territory,” Mr. Zelensky insisted, while Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready for talks.

However, he set unacceptable conditions for kyiv, which would amount to a surrender and abandonment of territories recognized as Ukrainian by the international community.

Mr. Zelensky also affirmed that Ukraine was “not the enemy” of China, in response to a question about its relations with Beijing.

“L 'Ukraine has only one enemy: Putin,' he insisted.

«I believe that friends are those who help when things are difficult. difficult. And I would like China to be a friend of Ukraine,” he insisted.

China is an ally of Russia and has been accused to contribute to the Russian war effort by supplying components. Beijing chose not to participate in the peace summit this weekend because Moscow was absent.

“China is an important state, an important economy that has real political and economic influence on Russia. I believe that China could help us,” said the Ukrainian president, adding that he would “very much like to see certain proposals that the Chinese side could make.”

Despite the resumption of American military aid, blocked for many months, and the commitments made by other allies, particularly Europeans, Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the current volumes are not sufficient to win the war.

“There is help. There are important packages. Is that enough to win ? No. Is it coming late ? Yes,” Mr. Zelensky said, adding: “Are these packages going to be strengthened ? We are working on it, every day.”

Also read

  • Trudeau describes Russian child abductions as genocide
  • In Switzerland, Zelensky announces he wants to present an international peace plan to Moscow
  • Canada to provide $5 billion for loan to Ukraine linked to Russian assets
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116