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Ukraine will fight against aggression and at the same time look for opportunities for dialogue with Russia - President

President of Ukraine

9 April 2022 - 18:18

Ukraine will fight against aggression, but is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war through diplomacy. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, answering questions from the media after negotiations with Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer in Kyiv.

"Ukraine has always said that it is ready for negotiations and will look for any ways to end the war," the Head of State said.

At the same time, he expressed regret that a significant concentration of Russian troops in the east and south of our country is taking place in parallel with the negotiation process.

Without making predictions about possible actions of the enemy, the Head of State said that Ukraine will fight.

"Yes, the accumulation of troops continues in the east and in the south. A large number of troops, equipment, armed men who are going to occupy another part of our territories. It will be a difficult battle. We believe in our struggle, we believe in our victory. That is why we are ready to fight and at the same time look for certain ways in diplomacy that can stop this war," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

"I will tell you frankly: so far we are talking about a parallel dialogue as well," the President added.

Commenting on the situation on the frontline, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the course of events will depend on many factors.

"It depends on our firmness. It depends on the speed of our partners in the supply of weapons. It depends on the willingness of the leader of the Russian Federation to go further. It depends on many things. First of all, everything will depend on our Armed Forces, so the most important thing is for us to be ready in any of these areas," said the President of Ukraine.

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