After retreating and abandoning the southern city of Kherson city, Russian forces have now made the port town of Henichesk, which sits along the Aov Sea, a “temporary capital” of the occupied region.
However, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy tells G20 leaders that Ukraine will not give up land in any negotiations with Russia.
Speaking by video link to leaders at the G20 summit in Bali, he told them that, despite the recent withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson, the battle is not yet over for Ukraine.
He said: “To liberate Ukrainian land, we will have to fight for a while longer. “Ukraine should not be offered to conclude compromises with its conscience, sovereignty, territory and independence. Russia must re-affirm the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” and added that “Ukraine’s control over all sections of our state border with Russia must be restored.”
He called for price restrictions on Russian energy resources and said he wants the grain export initiative to be expanded to ports in the Mykolaiv region.
He also set out his vision of what should happen after the war ends, saying Russia must compensate the damage done by the war “at the expense of its assets”.
“The world should endorse the establishment of the special tribunal regarding Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” he added.