Ukraine: Zelenskyy open to NATO ‘compromise’ with Putin to gain cease-fire
23 March 2022 | 5:02 am
The Ukrainian president said direct cease-fire talks with Russian President Putin are urgently needed. Zelenskyy added that any agreements with Russia would be subject to a public referendum. Follow DW for the latest.
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