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Elimination of Mariupol defenders will put an end to talks with Russia, says Ukraine’s President Zelensky

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said eliminating Ukrainian fighters in the southern port city of Mariupol will put an end to talks with Russia, Ukrainska Pravda has reported.

Referring to a town outside Kyiv that has been devastated by heavy shelling, Mr Zelensky told the news website: “Mariupol could be like 10 Borodyankas. I want to say that the elimination of our military, our guys, will put an end to all negotiations.”

He reaffirmed that Ukraine would trade neither its territory nor its people, adding: “The more places like Borodyanka there are, the harder it will be”.

Earlier, Ukraine insisted its troops were still holding out in the ruins of Mariupol, where Ukrainian forces have been pushed back to the Azovstal metal works near the port.



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