Ukrianian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has spoken about Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's comment “I will annihilate them,” which the UK daily newspaper The Times reported Putin said after a note with terms for peace from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was given to him.
Speaking on Ukrainian television, Kuleba recalled that the Kremlin ruler had expected to capture Kyiv and key Ukrainian cities in just a few days, UNIAN reports.
“I think that at that time he was also sitting and thinking to himself: ‘I will finish them off very quickly. And nothing came of it…”, Kuleba said.
According to him, “Putin can make his plans, but Ukraine has its own plans, and these are plans for victory and for the liberation of (our) territories.”
According to The Times, Russian dictator is unlikely to agree to a peaceful settlement of the conflict, as he is held back from doing so by his rage over Russia’s failures in the war in Ukraine and his hatred of Zelensky.
Kuleba also said that at the talks with Russia in Istanbul on March 29, the “minimum program” would be, first of all, humanitarian issues, and the “maximum program” would be a ceasefire and reaching a sustainable agreement on maintain it.