20th April 2021 Ukrainian President Zelenko called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to invite him to meet in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine for talks on ending the conflict in the region and easing tensions between the two countries.
“Mr. Putin, I am prepared to go one step further and invite you to meet with me anywhere in the conflict-hit Donbass region,” Zelensky said in a video address that night, Reuters reported Tuesday. ”
Recently, the situation in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine has been at a high level, with Russia and Ukraine assembling troops along the border and accusing each other of destabilizing the region.
The United States and NATO sided with Ukraine, denouncing Russia as a threat to European security. Russia pointed out that NATO countries and other forces of military forces in the Russian border areas are becoming more active, which forced Russia to remain vigilant, Russia is taking the necessary measures to ensure border security.
In his speech, Zelensky extended an invitation to other pro-Ukraine countries to “send a clear signal” that they are willing to support Ukraine in the conflict, the report said.
According to previous reports, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba also said on the same day, the number of Russian soldiers assembled on the Ukrainian border will soon reach 120,000, calling on Western countries to impose a new round of economic sanctions against Russia.
“Does Ukraine want war?” No. Is Ukraine ready to fight? That’s right. Zelensky said Ukraine hopes to resolve the conflict through diplomatic means, but if attacked, the country is also ready to “defend itself.”