Zelensky: It is impossible to complete war without Crimea. They answered in Moscow

Ukraine is going to return all its territories, including Crimea. The end of the war with Russia on other conditions is not considered, said President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in an interview with Financial Times. The statements of the Ukrainian leader are given by Moscow Times.

The President of Ukraine explained that the long -term world without the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is impossible. “We must return all the lands, because I believe that the battlefield is a path when there is no diplomacy. If you cannot completely return your lands, the war is simply frozen. This is a matter of time when it resumes,” the head of the Ukrainian state said.

Zelensky confirmed that the problem of Crimea is on the international agenda. The Western countries are concerned that any attempt by Ukraine to return the peninsula will lead to escalation and Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide to use nuclear weapons. Zelensky noted that he understands this concern and “will be only for” if there is a way to return Crimea to Ukraine by non -united path.

He also expressed confidence that Ukraine will stand, despite the massive blows of Russia on the country’s civil infrastructure, and such a cruel strategy will not weaken the army’s determination to free all the occupied territories.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statement of Vladimir Zelensky about the desire of Kyiv to return the Crimea “non-united by the way”, said that Moscow perceives this as a discussion about the alienation of the territories of the Russian Federation, this may not be discussed. In his opinion, such statements “once again speak of unwillingness, unwillingness and inability of the Ukrainian side to be ready to resolve the problem with non -united methods.”