Ukraine has no intention of surrendering the Donbas – Zelensky￼
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine is fighting in the Donbas region and it has “no intention of surrendering”.
In an interview broadcast on Sunday by CNN, Zelensky brushed aside the idea of letting Moscow take over the Donbas and part of eastern Ukraine to stop the conflict.
He added: “Ukraine and its people are clear. We have no claim to anyone else’s territories but we are not going to give up ours”.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin talks about taking over the Donbas, he is referring to Ukraine’s old coal and steel-producing area. What he really means is the entirety of two big eastern regions, Luhansk and Donetsk, which run from outside Mariupol in the south all the way to the northern border.