24 March 2023,   06:50
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Ukraine will not tolerate the abuse of people about whom only one thing can be said: they are heroes of their Homeland - Zelensky about the planned trial in Mariupol

President of Ukraine has said that if Russia holds its show trial of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Mariupol, it will cut itself off from any possibility of negotiations.

“And now there are numerous media reports that in Mariupol the scene is being set for an absolutely disgusting and absurd show trial of Ukrainian defenders, of our warriors who are captives of the occupiers.

No matter what the occupiers are thinking, no matter what they are planning, the reaction of our state will be absolutely clear. If this despicable show trial takes place, if our people are made to take part in this spectacle in violation of all agreements, all international rules, if there is abuse... This will be the line beyond which any negotiations are impossible. Russia will cut itself off from the negotiations. There will be no more conversations. Our state has said everything.

Ukraine will not tolerate this. It will not tolerate the abuse of people about whom only one thing can be said: they are heroes of their Homeland, they defended the freedom of their people from invaders on their land”, - said Volodymyr Zelensky.

He added that Ukraine’s partner countries have been informed about the actions that Russia might undertake in the coming week and confirmed that they all “understand everything”. More specifically, Zelensky said that the world leaders understand what the Russian occupiers are doing in Ukraine and what the consequences of this might be. They understand that Ukraine will not tolerate it.

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