Ukraine-Russia Conflict, (PNB NEWS). President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has said that he is willing to discuss “consensus” with respect to the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as Crimea.
During the second week of Russian military operations against his country, he told reporters.
On Monday, ABC News’ David Muir questioned Zelensky if he was willing to accept Moscow’s desire to recognize Crimea as part of Russia, as well as the two rebel republics in Donbas, as independent states.
“I’m ready for a discussion. We’re not ready to give up just yet “Zelensky stated.
Following the 2014 uprising in Kyiv, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) seceded from Ukraine.
That same year, Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Both countries are “pseudo-republics,” according to Zelensky, who also reinforced Kyiv’s harsh stance by referring to the DRC and the LPR as “temporarily occupied territories.
“However, we can talk about it and come to an agreement on how these occupied areas and republics can exist. President Zelensky said, “What matters to me is how those who wish to be a part of Ukraine will live.”
This is a harder subject than merely acknowledging their independence.
Source: Russian state-controlled international television network