Ukraine’s Zelensky Rejects Trading Land for Peace With Russia

Moscow’s forces advance in the eastern Donbas area as U.S. pledges stronger weapons to Kyiv

Shelling ignited a fire in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas area. SERHII NUZHNENKO/REUTERS

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country won’t surrender any territory to Russia in exchange for peace despite losing terrain and soldiers daily to Moscow’s forces.

“We’re not ready to concede any of our territories, because our territories are our territories,” Mr. Zelensky said in an interview with Newsmax that aired late Tuesday, doubling down on earlier refusals. Trading land for peace “is not something we can agree on.”

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