© Reuters. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks throughout an interview with Reuters, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, talking in a video tackle launched early on Wednesday, mentioned the state of affairs on the entrance line with Russian forces clearly confirmed the initiative belonged to Ukraine.
Zelenskiy made his feedback a day after Russian-installed leaders in occupied areas of 4 Ukrainian areas set out plans for referendums on becoming a member of Russia, a transfer that would sharply escalate the warfare.