Yes," Zelensky said during a Tuesday address, according to The New York Times."
Our principle is simple: Ukraine does not start a war first, but Ukraine always stands to the last man.".
Zelensky's statements come on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the union address Wednesday.
"It is impossible to bring peace on a tank," Zelensky said in Russian, before adding: "I am ready to invite you to meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbas where there is war.".
On April 15, Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba warned that if Russia crosses the 'red line,' that it will "suffer.".
"That is a deep concern not only to Ukraine but to the United States and indeed to many of our allies and partners.".
Later that day, President Joe Biden called on Russia to "de-escalate tensions" during a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. »