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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the Davos summit for the second time

In a second notable speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country would not cede any of its land in order to end Russia’s war.

Speaking via video link on Wednesday at a so-called “Ukrainian breakfast”, Zelenskyy said he did not believe Vladimir Putin fully understood what was happening in Ukraine.

In response to a question from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about the possibility of negotiating an end to the conflict, he said: “Ukraine is not going to cede our territory. We are fighting in our country, on our land.”

He added that Ukraine’s war was not a war against any particular person or entity, but “for our land, for our freedom, for our independence and for our future.”

As a first step in diplomatic negotiations, Zelenskyy said Moscow should show its willingness to start talks. The Kremlin, he said, should also “demonstrate at least something like measures, withdrawing its troops and equipment to the position by February 24.”

euronews Gt

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