Ukraine's President Says Open to 'Genuine' Negotiations

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Ahead of his address to world leaders at a global climate summit on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiyy said his country is willing to consider “genuine” negotiations with Russia.

FILE – In this photo released by Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy leads a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Zelenskiyy said his country is open to talks with Moscow if Ukraine’s borders are restored, victims of Russia’s invasion and attacks are compensated and efforts are made to hold perpetrators accountable.

The president’s comments follow a Washington Post report that said that the United States wanted Ukraine to show willingness for peace talks. That willingness, according to the report, would strengthen international support for Kyiv.

The head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, said the “main condition” for such consideration would be the “restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”

Danilov added that there needs to be some sort of “guarantee” of modern air defenses, aircraft, tanks and long-range missiles, expressing a call for continued international assistance.

Ammunition, nuclear weapons

North Korea denied U.S. claims Tuesday that it is assisting

Russia with artillery shells and ammunitions in furthering the war on Ukraine.

U.S. intelligence recently confirmed that Russia has reached out

to North Korea for rockets and artillery shells.

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