Ukraine is not willing to negotiate peace at any cost, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a statement to the British newspaper The Sun on Tuesday.
In the interview, Zelensky says: the Ukrainian government does not believe that Russia, and Russian President Vladimir Putin personally, wants to end the war. “They want to kill us, but we want justice,” he added.
According to Zelensky, that is exactly why Ukraine is not talking about peace achieved at any price, but a just peace.
The Ukrainian president admitted that the situation on the battlefield is difficult, but he answered with a firm no when asked by himself whether Ukraine would be ready “to make friends or sit at the diplomatic negotiating table” with Russia.
Zelensky also admitted that Ukraine “needs more success” on the battlefield, but he denied that there had been a stalemate in military operations.
He stated: the slowness of the progress achieved in land operations is offset by the successes achieved in the Black Sea.
According to Zelensky, Ukrainian forces have destroyed part of the Russian navy and Russia no longer has full control over the Black Sea region.
When asked how many times Russia tried to carry out an assassination attempt against him, the Ukrainian president replied that he did not know exactly, “but certainly not less than five or six times.”