Zelensky wary of Russia’s de-escalation announcement: ‘We don’t trust anyone, not a single pretty phrase’ | Ukraine and Russia

Zelensky wary of Russia's de-escalation announcement: 'We don't trust anyone, not a single pretty phrase' |  Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday (30) expressed his disbelief at the Russian announcement to reduce aggression on his country and assured that his forces were preparing for more intense fighting in the east.

“We don’t believe anyone, not a single pretty phrase,” Zelensky said in a video aimed at his countrymen, in which he warned that Russian troops were regrouping to attack the Donbass region in the Far East. Were.

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“We will not give anything. We will fight for every meter of our territory,” he said.

After a new round of peace talks in Istanbul on Tuesday, a Russian negotiator said Moscow would “radically” reduce its operations around the capital Kyiv and the northern city of Chernihiv.

However, the bombing continued until the next night.

On Wednesday (30), a senior United States Department of Defense official said the Russian military had begun withdrawing from facilities at Chernobyl’s defunct nuclear power plant north of Kyiv.

In his video, Zelensky claimed that any withdrawal of Russian forces was “the result of the work of our defenders” and again called for the delivery of weapons to the international community, including tanks, aircraft and artillery systems.

“Freedom should be armed like tyranny,” he said.

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