On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that his country will not give up its land to resolve Russia’s conflict.
Zelenskyy said he didn’t believe Russian President Vladimir Putin fully comprehended what was going on in Ukraine while speaking via video link at a Ukrainian breakfast” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
In response to a query from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on whether a cease-fire might be reached, Zelenskyy said through a translator that Ukraine would not lose its territory.
“We’re battling in our own country, on our own turf. It’s a fight not against anyone, but for our land, our freedom, our independence, and our future,” he continued.
As a first step toward diplomatic talks, Zelenskyy believes Russia must demonstrate its willingness to engage in dialogue by taking steps to withdraw troops and equipment from the assault zone before the 24th of February, when the invasion began.