Ukraine asks for help and mulls retaliation against Russia: Six key takeaways from Zelensky’s speech

22 Feb, 2022 13:29
Kiev hopes there will be no war with Moscow, but may cut diplomatic ties with its neighbor, its president says

Despite Russia’s recognition on Monday of Donbass’ breakaway regions as sovereign states and an order to deploy troops there, Ukraine doesn’t believe there will be a war, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian leader is considering breaking diplomatic relations with Russia and wants more foreign assistance for his country, he said during a joint press conference with the visiting president of Estonia, Alar Karis.

Here is a recap of what Zelensky said: