Zelensky threatens to abandon negotiations if trial of Azov fighters takes place in Mariupol
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Sunday evening that any peace talks with Russia would be impossible if members of the Ukrainian Azov Brigade, which defended the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, were quickly prosecuted. Russian army.
“Ukrainian security guards, the stage is set for the investigation of our soldiers held captive by the invaders”Mr. Zelensky says, In his daily video.
of The films were broadcast on Russian televisionand put it online by The New York Times, have suggested that the trial of these fighters from Azov, a group considered terrorists by Moscow, could take place soon after the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers at the Philharmonic Hall in Mariupol, a city now controlled by the Russian military. They put their hands down in May. Videos show the remodeling of the theater, including grids and cages.
“If this despicable show trial takes place, if our people are brought into this system in violation of all treaties, all international rules, if there is abuse … any negotiation will be impossible.”The President of Ukraine has warned.
“Russia will cut itself off from the talks. No more conversation”He recalled that he warned Emmanuel Macron today and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of his intentions.
“They understand that Ukraine will not tolerate this. She will not tolerate the persecution of people to whom we can only say one thing: they are heroes of their homeland, they defended the freedom of their people against the invaders of their land.Mr. Zelensky says.