Zelensky tells Putin to leave Ukraine, ready for talks

And here’s more from the Ukrainian president – who said direct talks with Vladimir Putin are “the only way to stop this war”.

“We are not attacking Russia and we do not plan to attack it. What do you want from us? Leave our land,” he said.

“Sit down with me. Just not 30 metres away like with [French President Emmanuel Macron],” he added, referring to the long-table talks last month.

During a press conference with foreign media, President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, urging him to sit down for negotiations between the two. “What are you afraid of? We don’t threaten anyone. We are not terrorists,” Zelensky said.