Zelensky: Russia wants truce to regain strength

Published date22 November 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
In the speech, Zelensky stated that "the end of the war does not guarantee peace. Russia is now looking for a short truce – a respite to regain strength. Someone may call this the war's end. But such a respite will only worsen the situation."

"The end of the war does not guarantee peace. Russia is now looking for a short truce – a respite to regain strength. Someone may call this the war's end. But such a respite will only worsen the situation."

Volodymyr Zelensky

The speech, titled "For peace to exist, we must make all elements of Russian aggression impossible", justifies the continuation of fighting against the Russian invasion and adjudication to a cease of fire in the near future. This comes after Ukrainian successes in southern Ukraine, particularly in Kherson.

Zelensky has also listed the 10 items Ukraine demands to be included in a possible peace deal with Russia. Some of the demands include the implementation of the UN Charter and the restoration of our territorial integrity and world order, the withdrawal of Russian forces, and the restoration of justice, namely the Tribunal for those guilty of aggression crime, and – damages compensation.

What is the current status of the war?

Analysts have recently predicted the continuation of the Ukrainian charge into the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Some even mentioned a possible attack in Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk, areas that were under Russian...

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