President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that he will be able to conclude a peace agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which, in turn, will allow Ukraine to return Donbas and Crimea. Zelensky stated this in an interview with the BBC.
After being by a journalist whether the Ukrainian president believed that he would be able to reach a peace agreement with Putin, which would allow the return of all Ukrainian territories, including Crimea, Zelensky answered the following:
"I believe in this! Otherwise, I would run for the post of the president of Ukraine. It is very difficult and we need the help of the whole world, but I do not lose faith," he stated.
As we reported earlier, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of taking a selective approach to fulfilling its commitments in resolving the conflict in Donbas.
"Concerns have been expressed about the lack of progress in implementing the Minsk agreements of 2015, which remain the unalterable basis for resolving the conflict. Vladimir Putin paid special attention to Kyiv's attempts to interpret these agreements in its own way and to take a selective approach, in particular within the framework of the Normandy Format, its commitments,” reads the message.