President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that Ukraine could not meet the “Russian ultimatum,” claiming Moscow was trying to “destroy” its country.
“Ukraine cannot fulfill Russia’s two words. We must be destroyed first, then their two words will be fulfilled,” he told local media. He said Moscow wants Ukraine to “hand over” Kharkiv, Mariupol and Kyiv, adding that the city’s residents “or I, as president, can not do this.”
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