President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned on Sunday that Kyiv and its Western supporters may make Russia’s defeat within the battle in Ukraine “irreversible” this 12 months, as he thanked Germany for its army assist.
The Ukrainian chief advised a joint information convention with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin that Kyiv would at all times be grateful to Germany for its assist throughout Russia’s full-scale invasion.
“Now could be the time for us to find out the tip of the battle already this 12 months, we are able to make the aggressor’s defeat irreversible already this 12 months,” he mentioned.
Ukraine is anticipated to launch main counter-offensive operations within the coming weeks to attempt to recapture tracts of its east and south from Russian forces who launched a full-scale invasion in February final 12 months.
Zelensky mentioned Kyiv was ready to debate exterior initiatives from different states to carry peace to his nation however that these proposals must be primarily based on Ukraine’s place and its peace plan.
“The battle is occurring on the territory of our nation and so any peace plan can be primarily based on Ukraine’s proposals,” he mentioned.
Kyiv has dominated out the thought of any territorial concessions to Russia and has mentioned it needs each inch of its land again. Russia claims to have annexed the Crimean peninsula and 4 different Ukrainian areas, which Moscow now calls Russian land.
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