Putin = War Criminal
- Apr 18, 2013
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Zelensky rules out ceding territory to Russia in late-night address to Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that he would not cede his country’s land despite escalating tensions with Russia amid the possibility of an invasion.”We are commi…
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he would not cede his country's land despite escalating tensions with Russia amid the possibility of an invasion. "We are committed to the peaceful and diplomatic path, we will follow it and only it," Zelensky said, according to Reuters. "But we are on our own land, we are not afraid of anything and anybody, we owe nothing to no one, and we will give nothing to no one." Zelensky's remarks come after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized two separatist regions in east Ukraine, known as the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic, as independent, signaling the rejection of diplomatic attempts to cease a potential further invasion of the country. Putin also said that he would send "peacekeepers" to those regions as well, a move that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield called "nonsense" during an emergency meeting on Monday night. "He has since announced that he will place Russian troops in these regions. He calls them peacekeepers," Thomas-Greenfield said of Putin at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting. "This is nonsense. We know what they really are." Moscow has amassed as many as 190,000 troops near Ukraine as U.S. officials continue to warn that Kyiv is on the brink of a possible invasion.
Ukrainians from every compass-point in the country are fully supporting President Zelenskyy and Ukraine's sovereignty.
They will fight to protect their nation from Russian occupation or balkinization.
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