Ukraine’s president, Volodimir Zelenski, said on Thursday that his country wants “concrete solutions” from foreign partners, not “abstract declarations or considerations.”
“We’re waiting for a solid signal,” President Poroshenko remarked in a speech that was picked up by the Ukrainian press. “It will be equitable. It will be European,” he stressed, highlighting the importance of contacts with foreign leaders “for the city of Kiev
The country’s entrance to the European Union (EU) and a no-fly zone are among Ukraine’s most frequent requests in the context of the war sparked by the Russian invasion.
Zelensky, on the other hand, has made a reference to the Ukrainian side, warning that “Kremlin propagandists” will be held “responsible” for “Russian war crimes.”
As an example, he mentioned the attack on a mother and child hospital in Mariupol, which left three people dead so far, one of them was a toddler, and noted that the incident was broadcast on Russian media, “but they haven’t stated a word of the truth.” “The Russians were deceived; they were told there were no patients at the hospital,” she continued.
As a result, he has warned that “they, like all others who order bombings against people,” would be held accountable.
Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, has questioned Ukraine’s story of the bombing, insisting that it was no longer a medical center, but rather a headquarters of Ukrainian “extremists.”