ANKARA – The president of Ukraine has demanded that Russia conduct “meaningful” negotiations to ensure peace and security in his country.
“Meaningful talks on peace and security for Ukraine are the only chance for Russia to reduce the damage from its own mistakes,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video message. “It is time to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be so huge that several generations will not be enough to rebound.”
Zelenskyy also announced that government officials have elaborated the decision to fully reboot the customs service.
He said the country eliminated bureaucracy, paperwork, VAT (value added tax) and customs duties to easily bring cargo needed for the defense of people into Ukraine.
“The goal is clear: to prevent the human factor from hindering the speedy supply of goods, which are really needed now,” he noted.