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Ukraine insists on territorial integrity as Kyiv-Moscow peace talks loom

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy insisted on the territorial integrity of his country after earlier suggesting he was ready for a compromise.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: AP/PTI)

Reuters Lviv, Ukraine
With peace talks between Russia and Ukraine set to take place in Turkey this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy insisted on the territorial integrity of his country after earlier suggesting he was ready for a compromise.

Zelenskiy said in his video address to the Ukrainian people late on Sunday that in talks due to take place in Istanbul his government would prioritise the "territorial integrity" of Ukraine.

But in comments made to Russian journalists earlier in the day Zelenskiy adopted a different tone, saying Ukraine was willing to assume neutral status and compromise over the status of the eastern Donbas region as

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First Published: Mar 28 2022 | 11:25 AM IST

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