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A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine

By Fenit Nirappil, Julian Duplain, Annabelle Timsit and Paulina Villegas

23 May 2022 · 4 min read

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the path to ending the war with Russia would require diplomacy and an international agreement with security guarantees from other countries after any military win.

"Victory will be bloody," he said in a Ukrainian television interview broadcast Saturday, and "the end will certainly be in diplomacy."

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