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War in ukraine: zelenskyy advisor rejects kremlin's call for talks | conflict zone

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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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00:00 Introduction

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?

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