Ukraine’s President has ruled out giving up any of his country’s territory in a potential peace deal with Russia.
In a BBC interview to mark a year since Russia’s full-scale invasion, he warned conceding land would mean Russia could “keep coming back”, while Western weapons would bring peace closer.
Volodymyr Zelensky also said a predicted spring offensive had already begun: “Russian attacks are already happening from several directions”.
He does, however, believe Ukraine"s forces can keep resisting Russia’s advance until they are able to launch a counter-offensive - although he repeated his calls for more military aid from the West.
“Of course, modern weapons speed up peace. Weapons are the only language Russia understands”, - Zelensky told the BBC.