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Zelenskyy on negotiations: We see no grounds for trust. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are our only guarantee

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 22:51
Zelenskyy on negotiations: We see no grounds for trust. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are our only guarantee

Alyona Mazurenko - Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 22:51

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that there is and will be no compromise on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in the talks with Russia.

Source: Presidential video address


According to Zelenskyy: "The signals we are hearing from the negotiating platform could be described as positive. However, these signals do not drown out the bursting of Russian shells.

Of course, we see all the risks. Of course, we see no reason to trust the words of certain representatives of a state that continues to fight to destroy us. Ukrainians are not naive.

Ukrainians have already learned during these 34 days of invasion and over the past eight years of the war in Donbas that only tangible results can be trusted."

Details: According to the President, the Russian army still has significant potential to continue attacks against Ukraine: "They still have a lot of equipment and enough completely disenfranchised people they can send to the cauldron of war. Therefore, we are not cooling down or reducing our defence efforts."

According to Zelenskyy: "The enemy is still on our territory. The shelling of our cities continues. Mariupol is blockaded. Missile and air strikes do not stop. This is the reality. These are the facts.

This is why the Armed Forces of Ukraine, our intelligence, and all those who have joined the defence of the state are the only guarantee of our survival today - as a people, as a state. [They are] the guarantee that works."

At the same time, Zelensky added that Ukraine is ready to negotiate and will continue the negotiation process: "There must be real security for us, for our state, for sovereignty, for our people. Russian troops must leave the occupied territories. Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be guaranteed. There can be no compromise on sovereignty and our territorial integrity. And there will be none."

The President also added that any decisions regarding the Ukrainian people should not be made by one person or a group of people holding any political views, but by the entire nation.