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Ukraine announces possible end of peace talks with Russia

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.| Photo: EFE/EPA/Presidency of Ukraine

The

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

, announced that peace talks with Russia may be terminated. The Ukrainian leader also accused the neighboring country of trying to depopulate the Donbass region with constant attacks in the same way that it did with the city of Mariupol.

“In Donbass, the occupiers are doing everything they can to destroy any life in this area. The constant brutal bombing, the constant Russian attacks on infrastructure and residential areas show that Russia wants to clear this area,” Zelensky said in a video posted on Telegram, comparing the Russian action to what the Nazis did in Eastern Europe.

According to the

Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, intense discussions are underway to remove hundreds of civilians from the Mariupol steelworks. For weeks, the factory has been under heavy attack from Russia. So far, Ukraine has not been successful in withdrawing these civilians. Therefore, Zelensky showed pessimism in relation to negotiations with Russia.

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Zelensky thanked him on Friday (03) to

President of the United States, Joe Biden

, and to the US Congress for the promise to send up to US$ 24 billion to Kiev. The contribution will help Ukraine continue to resist the attack from Moscow. The amount exceeds all financial aid sent to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, in of February.

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened a retaliation against the West for aid to Ukraine. The

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

, accused Kiev of changing its mind within the negotiations. According to the chancellor, Zelensky takes orders from the United States and the United Kingdom. The Russian Chancellor even warned about the threat of nuclear war.

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