As his country proceeds with a counterattack against Russian forces to the south and east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed, during his speech to the G20 summitToday, Tuesday, the war must end.
Addressing the audience via video, he said, “Now is the time to end the devastating war waged by Russia, and to save thousands of lives,” stressing that the international community can achieve this goal.
He added, “We want to end the war immediately, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international law.” At the same time, he proposed a comprehensive exchange of all prisoners between Kyiv and Moscow.
However, he stressed that “the liberation of Ukrainian lands requires fighting for a longer time,” pointing out that Kyiv will not sign a peace agreement with Moscow or similar to the “Minsk” agreement, in reference to the international agreements previously concluded between the two sides to stop the war in the “Donbass” east. Ukraine, years ago.
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He called for pressure on Moscow to withdraw immediately from all of his country’s lands.
No to nuclear blackmail
In addition, he stressed his country’s rejection of what he described as Russian nuclear blackmail, considering that there are no excuses to justify it at all.
As for the Black Sea agreement, which was concluded months ago under the auspices of the United Nations and Turkey in order to allow the export of grain from the Ukrainian ports in the south of the country, he called for the need to extend it, after Moscow had repeatedly hinted at the possibility of stopping it.
Zelensky, who visited yesterday, Monday, the strategic southern city of Kherson from which the Russian forces withdrew, considered that this achievement represented “the beginning of the end of the war.”
It is noteworthy that the Al Shaarain Summit is taking place this time as the military operation that Russia launched on Ukrainian territory on February 24 last year is in its ninth month. This file dominates the atmosphere of that summit, whose closing statement is likely to unanimously condemn the “Russian war”.