New Delhi: Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Kyiv has accused Moscow of committing war crimes by deliberately shelling residential areas as more than 3.25 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for comprehensive peace talks with Moscow, saying Russia would otherwise need generations to recover from losses suffered during the war. “The time has come to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be such that it will take you several generations to recover,” Mr Zelensky said.
Ukraine had always offered solutions for peace and wanted meaningful and honest negotiations on peace and security, without any delay, Zelensky said.
In a video address, which was released in the early hours of Saturday, he said, “I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. The time has come for a meeting, it is time to talk. The time has come to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be such that it will take you several generations to recover.”
US President Joe Biden laid out to Chinese leader Xi Jinping the “consequences” of any backing for Russia in its war against Ukraine, the White House said, as Beijing showed no sign of joining Western condemnation of the invasion.
Although the two sides have been conducting talks for weeks, there have been no signs of breakthrough.
Russian forces have been deliberately blocking the humanitarian supplies to cities under attack, Zelensky said.
“This is a deliberate tactic … This is a war crime and they will answer for it, 100%,” the president said.
There was no information about how many people have been killed after a theatre in Mariupol was struck on Wednesday, Zelensky said. Hundreds of people had taken shelter at the theatre.
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