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Ukraine may break off diplomatic ties with Russia, says president

Speaking alongside his Estonian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he was weighing a request from his foreign ministry to break off ties

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (Photo: Reuters)
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (Photo: Reuters)

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Ukraine may break off diplomatic relations with Russia after Moscow decided to recognise two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine as independent, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said at a briefing on Tuesday.

Speaking alongside his Estonian counterpart, Zelenskiy said he was weighing a request from his foreign ministry to break off ties.

He also urged Ukraine's allies not to wait for a further escalation to impose sanctions, which he said should include shutting down the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline, awaiting approval to carry Russian gas under the Baltic Sea to Germany.

"I've received a request from the foreign ministry. I will consider the issue

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 5:13 PM IST

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