Bhubaneswar: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he is no longer interested in NATO membership for his country and is ready for a dialogue with Russia.
“I have cooled down regarding this question a long time ago after we understood that NATO is not prepared to accept Ukraine,” said Zelensky in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
“The alliance is afraid of controversial things, and confrontation with Russia. I never wanted to be a country which is begging something on its knees and we are not going to be that country and I don’t want to be that President,” he added.
On being asked about Russia’s conditions asking Ukraine to change its constitution, acknowledge Crimea as Russian territory, and recognise the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states, Zelensky said, “I am ready for dialogue, we are not ready for the capitalisation as it is not me, this is about the people who elected me.”
Zelenskyy further said that in order to stop the war, President Putin should start talking, start the dialogue, instead of living in an informational bubble without oxygen.