Ukraine’s Zelensky Sets Conditions for ‘Genuine’ Peace Talks With Russia

President says he is open to negotiations that guarantee his country’s territorial integrity

A house damaged by Russian artillery in a village close to the front line in Kherson, southern Ukraine. Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi/Zuma Press

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia, following pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for negotiations amid concerns about the rising costs of the eight-month war.

Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kyiv for Moscow’s invasion and bringing to justice perpetrators of war crimes.

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