Ukraine’s war with Russia: Zelensky called the only chance for the Russian Federation to reduce the harm from his mistakes

Ivan Boyko 00:56, 19.03.22 UNIAN

The time has come for negotiations, the President of Ukraine noted.

Vladimir Zelensky spoke about the only chance for Russia to reduce the harm from his mistakes / screenshotVladimir Zelensky spoke about the only chance for Russia to reduce the harm from his mistakes / screenshot

The only chance for the Russian Federation to reduce the harm from its own mistakes is meaningful negotiations on peace and security for Ukraine.

We need to meet and talk, the Ukrainian leader said in a new video message.

“Meaningful peace and security talks for Ukraine is Russia’s only chance to reduce the harm from its own mistakes,” he said.

The Ukrainian leader added that if the territorial integrity of our country is not restored, the Russian Federation will suffer very serious losses.

“The time has come to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be such that even a few generations will not be enough for you to rise,” the head of the country said.

Recall that Russia broke into Ukraine early in the morning on February 24 . First, the enemy bombed military facilities, and then – and peaceful settlements, in particular, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Nikolaev.

Several rounds of talks later took place between the Ukrainian and Russian sides until a ceasefire agreement was reached.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian believes that the Russian side is conducting peace talks with the Ukrainian authorities just for show .

7 comments

  1. The Telegraph today:

    “Russia is using peace talks with Ukraine as an opportunity to regroup its forces, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said.

    In an interview with The Times, Ms Truss said the talks were a “smokescreen” and that she was “sceptical” about the Kremlin’s aims.

    “If a country is serious about negotiations, it doesn’t indiscriminately bomb civilians that day,” she said.

    Ms Truss said she was “very sceptical” about the negotiations, and added: “What we’ve seen is an attempt to create space for the Russians to regroup.”

    She said: “We don’t see any serious withdrawal of Russian troops or any serious proposals on the table.”

    Ms Truss added that “the Russians have lied and lied and lied. I fear the negotiation is yet another attempt to create a diversion and create a smokescreen”.

  2. I do not believe that talks will bring anything useful. They never have in the past. The only things that will bring peace is either the death of the rat or the death of his military. Nothing else will achieve a lasting finale.

    • It could be, my hope, that Zelensky wants to confront the invader and put him in his place like he did in France which sent little Puttie into a tizzy. The West is worried about angering him and I think Zelensky wants to push him into surrendering.

      • I doubt that Zelensky can push the gnome to do anything of the sort. Not yet, anyhow. Mafia troops must be decimated further, and then we’ll see.

        • Putin is like a Monty Python character, there could be something perfectly obvious in front of him and he would deny it. He doesn’t even realize THAT might very well be his downfall.

  3. The headline says “Zelensky called the only chance for the Russian Federation to reduce the harm from his mistakes.”

    At first I’d read this to mean that in the reference of “his mistakes,” that Zelensky was admitting to his own mistakes. I’m not critical or praising about him myself, because I don’t know very much about his political career, and I’ve noticed some criticism about him here, but nearly every Ukrainian seems united behind Zelensky for the defense of the homeland. Defense in times of war, is a different aspect of leadership, than of creating and implementing policy.

    In the quotes of Zelensky’s personal message, it highlights that he’s talking about putin’s mistakes, though not referring to him by name. So maybe the headline wouldn’t confuse me if instead of appearing to refer to “Zelensky’s mistakes,” it referred to “putin’s mistakes.” I speak of this only as a suggestion from an externalized American perspective.

What is your opinion?