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17:44 12 Apr 2021

"It can happen any day": Zelenskyi says Ukraine is ready for a Russian invasion

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyi stated that the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was quite real and the state was ready for it.

Zelenskyi stated in a conversation with a CNN journalist during a trip to Donbas.

"Of course (the possibility of Russia's invasion is real – ed.). We know this: since 2014, it can be any day. They (Russia – ed.) are ready, but we're also ready because it's our land and our territory," Zelenskyi told the journalist.

As Rubryka reported, on April 8, Zelenskyi was on a working trip to eastern Ukraine.

He visits the front lines, where a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire has been systematically violated recently, and where Ukrainian defenders have been killed and wounded because of enemy shelling.

To recap, recently the situation in Donbas worsened. The joint forces suffer casualties almost daily from militant shelling and landmines. Since the beginning of 2021, 23 servicemen have died in Donbas, ten of them, since March 26.

Earlier, the Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, Leonid Kravchuk, said that Ukraine would no longer hold talks on Donbas in Minsk, as Belarus was under the influence of the Russian Federation.

Also, Kravchuk urgently addressed the OSCE Special Representative.

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