“How could a plan that provides for the death of tens of thousands of their own soldiers in a little more than a month of war come about? Who could approve such a plan?” Zelensky asked….reports Asian Lite News
Mocking Kremlin’s insistence that the war against Ukraine was going well, President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday asked how President Vladimir Putin could have approved a plan that involved so many Russians dying, media reported.
Putin earlier said Russia would achieve all of its “noble” aims and “rhythmically and calmly” continue what it calls a special operation.
Moscow said on March 25, its most recent update, that 1,351 soldiers had been killed since the start of the campaign. Ukraine says the real number is closer to 20,000, according a Reuters report.
Zelensky said in a video address: “In Russia it was once again said that their so-called ‘special operation’ is supposedly going according to plan. But, to be honest, no one in the world understands how such a plan could even come about.”
“How could a plan that provides for the death of tens of thousands of their own soldiers in a little more than a month of war come about? Who could approve such a plan?” Zelensky asked.
Macron intends to hold talks
French President Emmanuel Macron intends to hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and possibly with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming days.
“I will again hold phone conversations with President Zelensky and, if necessary, with President Putin over the coming days,” Macron said on air of the France 2 broadcaster.
Another round of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations was held in Istanbul on March 29. Following the talks, Russian chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky said that the talks were constructive, with Moscow following up with an announcement that it will scale down its military activities in the Kiev and Chernihiv regions. Medinsky also said that Kiev demonstrated its will to adopt neutral status under a system of security guarantees from Germany, Canada, Poland, Israel and Turkey, as well as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including Russia.