«We have to tell the truth. We will not be able to stop the war without direct negotiations with Russia, and so far everyone has admitted this. All external partners, but some internal partners do not admit this. We must tell, knowing that we have a strong, powerful army, and not be afraid now to tell each other the truth. If we want to return Donbas, then let's do it, but if we just want to talk about it, then let's do nothing,» the President stated.
President of Ukraine
He stressed that Ukraine would not be able to stop the war without the Ukrainian army and said that he was not afraid of direct dialogue with Russia.
Context. Zelenskyy recently stated that there is a likelihood of war with Russia every day, but today there is intimidation. He also said that the president of the Russian Federation should publicly say that "we are not planning, Russia is not preparing a full-scale invasion of Ukraine."