President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has vowed never to bow to Russia’s ultimatum.
Zelensky said he would not bow to any ultimatum because Ukrainians have been killed in the ongoing war.
Speaking with the Ukrainian public broadcasting company, Suspilne, on Monday, the President said he would not allow Russia to occupy cities such as Kyiv, Mariupol or Kharkiv.
Zelensky said the only way Russian troops can occupy Kyiv, Mariupol, and Kharkiv is to kill all its residents.
He said: “We have an ultimatum with points in it. Follow it and then we will end the war.
Ukraine cannot fulfill the ultimatum.
We can’t accept an ultimatum from Russia. How can we? After our people were killed… It’s impossible, simply impossible.
Let’s say they demand to get Kharkiv, or Mariupol, or Kyiv. People in these cities won’t let them do it.
The only way they can seize the cities is to kill everyone, and take the empty city.”