“The goal – to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine – always goes hand in hand for us with another goal – to free all our people who are held captive or in prison. <...>“Zelensky said. The transcript of the speech is published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
On December 16, Zelensky, in an interview with foreign journalists, stated that the main condition for ending the conflict with Moscow should be the return of Ukraine to the 1991 borders. After that, according to the Ukrainian president, “the possible path of diplomats”.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today that Moscow is faced with the task of completely liberating the territories of four new regions of the country – the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions – from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, so that the real borders of the new subjects correspond to those now enunciated in the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
As for the conditions put forward by the Ukrainian side regarding the end of the conflict with Russia, Moscow has repeatedly called them unrealistic and unrealistic.