Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking today at the Bled Strategic Forum, held in the city of Bled, Slovenia, said that Russia is not ready for talks and likened it to an alligator that tries to seize everything that does not belong to it. , reports the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
“They (the Russians) are not ready for talks, they have no desire to do them. For them talks are a series of ultimatums, that we must recognize Donbass and Crimea as Russian territories. And recently they started saying publicly that Ukraine should recognize the south of our country as Russian territory, after they will hold a series of ‘referendums,'” Zelensky said.
In this context, the Ukrainian president compared Russia to the alligator, which seeks to seize everything that does not belong to it: “It doesn’t matter what you tell them, whatever you tell them, in any case they will come back to take new lands, for example in half a year”.
Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out that he is not ready to predict when and how the talks with Russia on achieving peace will begin, but he emphasized that the Russian side will propose them when it sees the strength of the whole world that supports Ukraine.