Conflicts & War

Zelenskyy denounces ‘accumulation of Russian troops to strike Donbas’

International Desk, Mar 30 (EFE).- Ukraine’s president denounced Wednesday an “accumulation of Russian troops” to launch new attacks in the Donbas and expressed doubt over the alleged withdrawal of troops from Kyiv and Chernihiv.

“About the alleged reduction in the activity of occupiers in these directions. We know that this is not a withdrawal, but the consequences of exile. Consequences of the work of our defenders. But we also see that at the same time there is an accumulation of Russian troops for new strikes in Donbas. And we are preparing for this,” Volodomyr Zelenskyy said in his speech.

He added that “we do not believe anyone – we do not trust any beautiful verbal constructions. There is a real situation on the battlefield. And now, this is the most important thing. We will not give up anything. And we will fight for every meter of our land, for every person.”

Regarding the ongoing negotiation process, he said that “these are still words. So far no specifics.”

Zelenskyy said he spoke for an hour with the United States President Joe Biden, whom he thanked for a “new $1 billion humanitarian aid package and an additional $500 million in direct budget support,” stating that now is the time he considers “a turning point.”

“If we want to fight for freedom together, then we ask our partners… And if we really fight for freedom and protection for democracies together, then we have the right to demand help in this crucial difficult moment. Tanks, planes, artillery systems… Freedom must be armed no worse than tyranny,” he said.

On the other hand, Zelenskyy announced the withdrawal of the Ukrainian ambassadors in Morocco and Georgia.

“There are those who waste time and work only to stay in office. Today I signed the first decree to recall such a person. Such an ambassador of Ukraine. From Morocco. The ambassador from Georgia was also recalled.”

“With all due respect, if there are no weapons, no sanctions, no restrictions for Russian business, please look for another job.” EFE


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