On Sunday, Russian President Volodymyr Zhelensky accused Russia of “genocide” in Ukraine in an attempt to destroy “the entire nation,” following the withdrawal of Russian troops from the streets of a city near Kiev the next day.
“It simply came to our notice then. Eliminating the whole nation and people, we are citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 national species. This is about the extinction and extinction of all national races, ”he told the US channel CBS.
“This is happening in 21st century Europe,” he sighed, condemning the “torture of the whole nation.”
Ukraine has previously accused the Russian military of “deliberately massacring” a town in the northwestern part of Qaeda, as well as other “terrible” invaders in the now-liberated regions, “provoking Western outrage and calling for additional sanctions against Moscow.”
While Europeans and Americans have called for the perpetrators to be held accountable, the Ukrainian president has said he “believes in justice” but that any punishment would not be enough to punish such acts.
“I do not know what law or imprisonment is enough for that. As the father of two children and the president, if they go behind bars, I think they have done very little, ”he said.
However, Volodymyr Zhelensky reiterated his readiness to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
“After all, it’s hard to imagine that we can still negotiate with Russia. But it is on a personal level: as president, I have an obligation to do that,” he explained.
“If you do not want hundreds of thousands and millions of deaths, there is no choice but to talk,” he warned.
But he said the summit with President Putin could only come after a “ceasefire”. “I can not even hold a meeting until they bomb me.
“We’re both going to discuss. When the war comes to an end, we will discuss security guarantees and neutrality together, while Volodymyr Zhelensky, who is valued as “the protector of our sovereign and powerful army”, listed the Ukrainian proposals during his talks with Moscow. .
“If this agreement is violated, we must be able to defend ourselves,” he warned.
“Once we have discussed all this, all troops must be withdrawn” at least “to the situation before February 24, the day of the Russian invasion.” Once they are withdrawn, we can sit down with countries that guarantee security, “he added.
These talks between the Ukrainians and the Russians have in recent days made it possible to outline a possible agreement on a neutral Ukraine, but kyiv demands that many countries, including the United States, be “guaranteed” for its security in the future. .
“The United States has not given us security guarantees,” he said. “We have not received anything at this stage. Just the “piece of paper”.