President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky promises to leave the negotiation process with the Russian Federation if he fails to agree with Russian President Vladimir Putin on ending the war in the Donbas within a year. Zelensky said this in an interview with The Guardian on Friday, March 6.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that he can reach an agreement with Vladimir Putin to put an end to the war in Ukraine.
"Time is running out. The government can spend one year on the entire contract. Then it must be implemented. You can’t spend more time on it," Zelensky said.
He threatened to withdraw from the negotiations in a year if there was no progress in achieving peace in Donbas in the dialogue with Putin.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said he was concerned about the efforts of French President Emmanuel Macron to restore relations with Russia.
It is important for Zelensky that the other two leaders of the so-called "Normandy Four", Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron put pressure on Putin. He noted that the leaders of France and Germany support Ukraine, but is concerned that Macron is striving for closer ties with Moscow.