“I am prepared for negotiations with him,” Zelenskyy advised CNN present “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” referring to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, whose lethal invasion of Ukraine is in its fourth week.
“I believe with out negotiations we can’t finish this battle,” the Ukrainian chief stated by means of a translator.
The reiteration of Zelensky’s name for peace talks got here as he and different Ukrainians accused Russia of committing battle crimes after authorities stated the invading forces had bombed a college sheltering some 400 individuals within the besieged metropolis of Mariupol.
“Russian forces have come to exterminate us, to kill us,” stated Zelensky.
The chief, who has emerged as a nationwide hero for his very public stance in opposition to Putin and his forces, has spoken of Ukrainians’ fierce resistance to the invasion and advised Russia that a number of thousand of its troopers have died in battle to this point.
“If there is only one % probability for us to cease this battle, I believe that we have to take this opportunity… to have the potential for negotiating, the potential for speaking to Putin,” he stated.
“If these makes an attempt fail, that might imply that this can be a third world battle.”
Zelenskyy repeatedly has warned of the potential for the Russia-Ukraine battle to mushroom into an all-out international battle.
The disaster in Ukraine, by which Putin has sought to eradicate pro-Western leanings within the ex-Soviet state, has already triggered the biggest refugee disaster in Europe since World Conflict II.