Kuleba: Please accept the consequences of sanctions against Russia
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Germans to accept the consequences of sanctions against Russia. “Sometimes it’s better to help someone else and endure a short period of deprivation than to sit at home watching TV and doing nothing, just letting the problem knock on your door,” Kuleba told “Picture TV”. Ukraine offers a fair deal: “Give us everything we need and we will contain Russia and defeat it in Ukraine so that it never knocks on your door.”
kyiv refuses the cession of territories to Russia
Kuleba also reiterated in the interview that his country is not ready for deals with Russia that would leave Ukrainian territory in the hands of the attackers. “There is nothing wrong with a ceasefire if it is the first step towards a solution where Ukrainian territory is liberated,” he said. “But we will not accept that there is a partial separation of territory.” The government in kyiv “will not allow diplomacy to simply prolong our suffering and simply postpone the next phase of the war”.
Zelenskyy: Russia wants at least a small victory in the Donbass
The situation in the Donbass region remains “very difficult” for Ukraine, according to Zelenskyy. Russian troops tried to achieve “at least some victory there”, Zelenskyj said in his daily video address on Sunday evening. It looks “particularly crazy” on the 80th day after the invasion. Russian troops focus their attacks on eastern Ukraine after failing to advance towards kyiv. Selenskyj was confident: “Step by step, we are forcing the occupiers out of our country.”
Ukrainian army: Russian attacks in the east
According to Ukrainian military information, Russian troops are attacking on a wide front in the east of the country. Among other things, the Russian army is particularly active in Donetsk, the Ukrainian general staff wrote on Facebook on Saturday. Russian troops have regrouped in the Sieverodonetsk region. The Russian army is trying to encircle Ukrainian units in the Donbass, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry told television. In Mariupol, the Azovstal steelworks, which traps the city’s last Ukrainian defenders, continues to be shelled and shelled.