KYIV, Ukraine (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that he is ready for talks with Russia, but that he rejects Moscow’s proposal to hold them in Belarus, which he believes is a staging ground for invading forces.
“Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, and Baku are all places worth seeing. All of them were offered by us “In an internet address, Zelensky stated.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which has already claimed the lives of 200 civilians and prompted international condemnation.
Moscow demands that Kyiv’s military surrender and that the country agree to become a “neutral” zone, all of which are largely regarded as unacceptable by Ukraine.