President of Ukraine has again called on Russian President for a dialogue, stressing that Ukraine is ready to talk and seek compromises, but is not ready to capitulate.
“First of all, I’m ready for a dialogue, but we"re not ready for surrender”, - Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the American television channel ABC News, asked whether Ukraine is ready to comply with the demands of Russia for a ceasefire: to change the Constitution and refuse to join NATO, recognize Crimea as Russian, recognize the independence of the so-called LPR/DPR.
“Because it’s not about me, it’s about the people who elected me. Regarding NATO, I lost interest in this issue after we realized that NATO is not ready to accept Ukraine. The alliance is afraid of contradictory things and confrontation with the Russian Federation.
Ukraine does not want to be a country that begs for something on its knees, and we are not going to be such a country, I do not want to be such a president.
I’m talking about security guarantees. I think that we can discuss and find a compromise on the points about the temporarily occupied territories and unrecognized republics, which are not recognized by anyone except the Russian Federation”, - said Zelensky.