'I'd like to address the leaders of the Russian Federation and the command of its occupant forces in Donbas. Conflict escalation in Donbas does not make any good background for resuming Minsk talks. We don't need to be reminded of the opportunity of escalation of your aggression', he said.
Zelensky added that Russian aggression would be the topic of his discussion with European colleagues. 'And the Ukrainian delegation in Minsk will remind the unacceptable nature of the force-driven dialogue with us', he reiterated.
The president also remembered that three Ukrainian servicemen deceased, and another three were wounded in action in Donbas over the past 48 hours. 'I offer my condolences to the families of the dead and wish the wounded to recover as soon as possible', he concluded.