Russia is not looking for peace, now it wants to freeze the war
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated at the working session of the G7 Summit “Towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous world” with the participation of G7 countries, Ukraine and partners, that before Feb. 24, 2022, Russia was not looking for peace.
“At the time, before Feb. 24, Ukraine held more than 180 rounds of negotiations with Russia — 183 — in various formats to stop the aggression. There were respectable international mediators in those negotiations, and they all saw that Russia was not looking for peace. Ceasefire didn’t work. It was in place for 7 years and thousands of people were killed. Nothing has changed, except that we, defending ourselves, have significantly weakened Russia. Now it openly wants to freeze the war — not for the sake of tranquility, but for the sake of gaining some time, gaining strength and striking again,” Zelenskyy emphasized.