Russian militants try applying pressure in talks with Ukraine, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Ukraine commented on the current build-up of Russian military on the border with his country
21:28, 1 April 2021

Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine explained the build-up of Russian troops on Ukrainian border; according to him, this way, Russian mercenaries are creating military tension and apply pressure in peace talks with Ukraine. Head of the state reported that on Facebook.

"Thus, it (Russia, - 112 International) is trying to create the atmosphere of threat and pressure during the talks about ceasefire and peace. We're always ready for any sort of provocations", Zelensky wrote.

The president also claimed that the escalation in Donbas is clearly visible since the beginning of the year. "20 dead and 57 wounded only over the first months. Such is the price of the war and standing to our independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity", Zelensky added.

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The President also said he is not going to abandon his attempts to negotiate on ceasefire in Donbas. "Our strategy is peace and return of our people and territories", he said.

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