DW News published this video item, entitled “War in Ukraine: Zelenskyy advisor rejects Kremlin’s call for talks | Conflict Zone” – below is their description.
A senior advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says nuclear threats from Vladimir Putin need to be taken seriously, but told DW’s Tim Sebastian that this is not the first time the Kremlin has sought to blackmail the world.
Ihor Zhovkva, who works in the president’s office in Kyiv, said the world’s nuclear powers needed to convince Putin to step back from nuclear threats as Russian forces continue to suffer setbacks in Ukraine — but that for now the only talks that will take place with the Kremlin are on the battlefield.
Zhovkva said that if Russia was serious about negotiations, it would not have conducted sham “referendums” in occupied Ukrainian regions and illegally annexed the territories. Zhovkva also underlined that Ukraine would continue to seek the prosecution of war criminals and the assistance of international organizations and partners to collect evidence. He said those Ukrainians who willingly collaborated with Russian occupiers would face punishment.
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01:00 Welcome to Ukrainian presidential advisor Ihor Zhovkva
01:17 Ukraine’s battlefield success
02:12 Counter offensives in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson
03:44 More artillery, tanks, MLRS, HIMARS, armored vehicles and ammunition
04:58 How will Kremlin & Putin react to Ukrainian advances?
05:28 Sham referendums in Russian-occupied territory
05:52 Mistakes of 2014
06:20 Is Putin being pushed into a nuclear corner?
06:39 Taking the nuclear blackmail seriously
07:15 Nuclear states have to prevent him from doing this
07:42 Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in 1994
08:05 Has NATO warned of Russia nuclear test?
09:32 Euro-Atlantic, Asian, African leaders all say Crimea is Ukraine
10:19 Guerilla attacks in Crimea?
12:03 We do not fight against civilians
12:21 The enemy is the Russian armed forces
13:02 International tribunal for war criminals
13:29 Partisan killings of collaborators?
13:44 Charges against Ukrainians who cooperate with Russia
14:05 Allegations of war crimes in Bucha, International Criminal Court and other forensic experts
15:33 Putin’s offer to negotiate
17:07 Zelenskyy’s peace formula
18:05 There is no world policeman
18:54 We have to expect Russia will always be aggressive
20:22 Ukraine, NATO membership and Bucharest 2008 summit
20:35 Sweden, Finland, membership action plans and security guarantees for Ukraine
22:07 Only Ukraine will define the scope of victory
22:44 We will fight till the end
24:36 Is this the start of the Third World War?DW News YouTube Channel
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