Ukrainian President Zelensky asks Russian President Putin to negotiate terms to stop the dying in Ukraine.
The Business Insider reports:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for negotiations to “stop the dying” as Russian forces strike the country’s capital city of Kyiv. “Let us sit down at the negotiating table in order to stop the dying,” he said in a video address on Friday, according to a translation from the New York Times.
Zelensky added: “I want to turn again to the president of the Russian Federation… Fighting is taking place across the entire territory of Ukraine.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that Putin is ready to send officials to the Belarusian capital of Minsk for discussions, according to Russian news agencies translated by the Wall Street Journal.
In response to Zelensky’s offer, Vladimir Putin is ready to send to Minsk a Russian delegation,” Peskov told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Peskov officials from the defense and foreign ministries and the president’s office would be part of the delegation, the Wall Street Journal reported. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called overnight strikes on Kyiv “horrific,” and compared the situation to attacks from Nazi Germany in 1941.
The president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to sit down to negotiate.
Here is the request from Zelensky.
“Let’s sit at the negotiating table to stop people from dying” he said before going underground pic.twitter.com/FeLE3bO7It
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