Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: I invite Putin to sit with me at the negotiating table
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on his Russian counterpart to sit at the negotiating table after Moscow carried out military operations against the capital, Kiev.
According to the Reuters news agency, Zelensky said: "I call on European citizens to demonstrate to pressure their governments to take decisive decisions, the European response is insufficient and so is the aid while Russian tanks attack our people."
The Ukrainian president added: Europe can still stop the aggression if it moves quickly.
For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Russian soldiers are fighting with manliness and valor and will achieve all the goals set before them, in military operations on Ukrainian soil.
Yesterday, Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, whose independence Russia recognized two days ago and concluded with its leaders a charity agreement, coinciding with the start of the military ground movement in Ukrainian cities during the past hours.
Putin said that his country does not intend to occupy Ukraine, but rather to protect the Donbass region, which includes the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, warning against any external interference in Ukraine and at the same time calling on the Ukrainian army to lay down its arms.