The United States could help Ukraine find a format for talks with Russia on peace in Donbas. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview to The Washington Post.
"Let’s have a dialogue with Russia. I’m asking the United States to help us to find a format. We support dialogue; we are against war," the President said.
The President also noted that many Russian citizens regret what is happening between the two countries.
“I have lots of Russian friends and acquaintances who feel sorry about what happened. Our territories will come back to us. In 2014, we were friends; now we are in war with each other. I think Putin has a big chance to agree to a peaceful resolution, to sit around a table and find a compromise,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
At the same time, the Head of State stressed that all occupied territories should be returned to Ukraine.
“They want us and the world to forget about Crimea. They have occupied it and nurtured the separatists in Donbas. They will be ready to give us Donbas if we forget about Crimea. No one is going to forget Crimea,” he said.
The President noted that he was not afraid of difficulties and was ready to fight for peace.