Ukrainian president says he will not accept Russian ultimatums to end war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits people injured when they fled the suburbs of Kiev as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine March 17, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

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LVIV, Ukraine, March 21 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Ukraine would never bow to ultimatums from Russia and that cities like Kiev, Mariupol or Kharkov would not accept the Russian occupation.

“We have an ultimatum with dots in it. ‘Follow it and we’ll end the war,'” Zelenskiy said in an interview published by Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne. “Ukraine cannot fulfill the ultimatum.”

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Written by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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