The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, said that he is ready to consider options involving the return of occupied Crimea by non-military means, where it is said that the Russian troops will completely leave Crimea, "Glavkom" reports.
According to the Ukrainian leader, he understands how perplexed everyone is by the situation around the peninsula.
"If someone offers us a way that will help return Crimea to the country by non-military means, I will only be in favor. If a possible solution does not involve the withdrawal of all Russian military personnel from the territory of Crimea, then there is no need to waste time on this," the head of state said.
Zelensky also spoke about possible negotiations with Russia. In his opinion, they will freeze the conflict.
"It is a matter of time when hostilities resume," he added.
In turn, Volodymyr Zelensky suggested that Russia is trying to achieve a "short-term lull" in hostilities in order to "restore strength". In his opinion, such a pause can only worsen the situation, and territorial concessions from Kyiv do not guarantee peace.