"As for when this war may end, I think it depends on some things, specific things. First of all, on the desire of different parties," President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said during the Davos Ukrainian Breakfast, Ukrinform reports.
First and foremost, he said, the end of the war depends on the desire of the united West not to be afraid to fight the Russian Federation. Moreover, according to the President, it depends on the desire of Russia itself.
"Because this war will end in any case, and we understand that there is a ‘military’ part of the war (now is the tensest moment: a lot of blood of innocent people, civilians, a lot of military personnel losses). After the military part is over, I am sure there will be a peace process in any case, and there will be a negotiating table, and there will definitely be peace. The question is whom Ukraine will negotiate with, the question is which Russian president Ukraine will negotiate with," Zelensky added.
The President of Ukraine stressed that the negotiation process also depended on the wishes of the incumbent president of Russia.
Asked whether it is possible to negotiate with the incumbent president of Russia, Zelensky noted that Putin stayed now in his own information world and did not understand that Ukraine would not make concessions.
"We are fighting on our land, and I emphasize that this is Ukraine's war not against anyone, but for itself, on its own land, for its own freedom. And precisely for its own future... And that is why he [Putin] must live in reality, and his entourage must help him get out of his informational unreality which they have been building for many years, decades ... And so today we can only talk to the president of the Russian Federation as talks with any mediator do not make sense," Zelensky said.
According to him, the Ukrainian society also plays an important role, having seen the consequences of the actions of Russian troops in Ukraine and seeing what happens now in the occupied territories.
"I think this desire [to sit down at the negotiating table] disappears with every passing day," Zelensky said.
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