Zelensky: Russia Will Have to Speak to Us

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The President made a morning video message on the eve of the alleged enemy attack on Kyiv. Russia will have to talk to Ukraine about how to stop the military invasion, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced. “Sooner or later, Russia will still have to talk to us, talk about how to stop the fighting and stop this invasion. The sooner the conversation starts, the less Russia itself will lose,” Zelensky said in a video message on Friday morning, February 25. He noted that the sanctions imposed on Thursday by the United States and other countries did not convince the Russian Federation. “Did yesterday’s sanctions convince Russia? We hear in our sky and see on our earth that this is not enough. Foreign troops are still trying to activate on our territory,” Zelensky said. He compared the invasion of Kyiv by Russian troops to the Nazi attack in 1941. “The enemy’s aviation is acting vilely in inhabited quarters, including in the capital. Terrible explosions in the morning sky over Kyiv, bombing, hitting a residential building, a fire – all this resembles the first such attack on our capital, which occurred in 1941,” the head of state said. Zelensky stressed that the air defense forces protect the Ukrainian sky as much as possible. He also recalled that the Ukrainian army continues to defend the state alone, as on Thursday. “This morning we are defending our state alone, just like yesterday. The most powerful forces of the world are watching from afar,” the head of state said in his video message on Friday morning. He stressed that only solidarity and determination of Ukrainians are able to preserve the freedom of Ukraine and protect the state. “The army, border guards, National Guard, police, intelligence, territorial defense forces – all together perform their tasks to the maximum,” Zelensky added. According to the Interior Ministry, today Russian troops will try to attack Kyiv. At night, an enemy aircraft was shot down over the city, parts of which hit a residential building. Корреспондент