“Sometimes there are questions that cannot be answered. Sometimes, you face the mothers of the deceased guys who ask you directly: “When will you finish the war?”. And you cannot answer. I have no honest answer that for example on 31st of some month, 2021 I will definitely end the war. But they expect the answer; they do not want to hear from the president that I am unsure or I don’t know,” Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian president also stated that the restoration of the Ukrainian territories is impossible without a dialogue with the Russian Federation.
“I am sure that we will never stop a war if we do not talk with Russia. The particular case is the support of our western partner. But if we do not talk with President Putin, we will not be able to completely restore Ukraine, return all our territories,” he said.
According to the president, the Ukrainian mass media do everything to disrupt any possibility of a dialogue.
“It concerns the media owned by large financial structures or politicians who were in power before me and occupied high positions. All of them have media. However, we never give up and believe that in any case, we will move forward concerning the issue of the end of the war and we will talk with partners and with Russia to return people and territories,” Zelensky concluded.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Russia should make key steps for the realization of peace in the east of Ukraine.