Kiev: Ukraine is ready for talks with Russia in all formats and on any platform, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday, adding that a war will deprive all the sides of any guarantees.
“Today, we are out of any defense alliances. Ukrainian security is linked with the security of our neighbors. That is why today we should speak about the security of whole Europe. But our main goal is peace in Ukraine and the safety of our citizens. To reach that, we are ready to speak with everyone, including you [Russia], in various formats and on any platform. A war will deprive everyone of any guarantees. Nobody will have security guarantees anymore,” Zelenskyy said in an address posted on his Telegram channel.
Ukrainian President said that his country does not want war: neither cold nor “hot” nor hybrid ones.
“We know exactly: we do not want a war: neither cold nor ‘hot’ nor hybrid ones. But if we face an offensive, if someone tries to take our country, our freedom, our lives and the lives of our children, we will defend,” Zelenskyy said in his address.