Ukraine was once “nonetheless able” to proceed negotiations with Moscow, that have stalled because the discovery of atrocities in Bucha and different spaces close to Kyiv, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Saturday.
“Ukraine has at all times mentioned it’s able for negotiations and in search of any approach to prevent this conflict,” Zelensky mentioned in a press convention with the Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who visited Bucha.
“Unfortunately, in parallel we see the arrangements for essential battles, some folks say decisive ones, within the east,” he mentioned, regarding an expected Russian offensive.
“We’re able to battle and to appear in parallel to finish this conflict thru international relations,” he added.
The closing face-to-face talks between the 2 aspects came about on March 29, all through which Ukrainian negotiators are mentioned to have signalled their readiness to just accept neutrality in go back for safety promises from 3rd events.
“Within the east and within the south, we have now noticed a focus of palms, apparatus and troops who’re on the point of occupy some other a part of our territory,” Zelensky mentioned.
The end result of any new Russian offensive would rely “on a number of components”, he mentioned, together with Ukraine’s “energy, how briefly our companions provide us with palms, and the Russian chief’s (Vladimir Putin) want to move additional.”