Zelensky calls on Russia to start withdrawing its troops at Christmas

Zelensky calls on Russia to start withdrawing its troops at Christmas

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky calls on Russia to finally stop aggression and withdraw its troops this Christmas.

“Very soon we’ll have holidays celebrated by billions of people. Christmas - according to the Gregorian calendar or the New Year and Christmas - according to the Julian calendar. This is the time for normal people to think about peace, not aggression. I suggest Russia to at least try to prove that it is capable of abandoning the aggression.  It would be right to start the withdrawal of Russian troops from the internationally recognized territory of Ukraine this Christmas. If Russia withdraws its troops from Ukraine, it will ensure a lasting cessation of hostilities,” the President said, speaking at the G7 Summit.

He noted that the answer from Moscow would show what the Russians really want: peace or war.

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“The occupier must leave. It will certainly happen. I see no reason why Russia should not do it now – at Christmas. The answer from Moscow will show what they really want – further confrontation with the world of finally cessation of the aggression. The one who brought the war upon us has to take it away,” the President of Ukraine said.


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