Zelensky gives Russia a year to strike deal on Donbas, hints about other options

08.03.20
Zelensky gives Russia a year to strike deal on Donbas, hints about other options

In a rare public interview, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian Federation has a year to end its war against Ukraine.

Time is ticking for Russia to agree to a peace deal, said the president. However, he did not elaborate on the substance of this agreement or what Ukraine would do if Russia does not sign by deadline.

“The government can spend one year on the entire agreement,” said Zelensky in his interview with the Guardian on March 7.”Any longer is prohibited. If it lasts longer, we need to change the format and choose another strategy.”

Zelensky’s words come amid tough times for the president. His biggest campaign promise — to bring peace to Ukraine — has not succeeded so far, with over 20 Ukrainian soldiers being killed since the start of the year.

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