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Zelensky Urges Russian Citizens to Express Their Position Over Russo-Ukrainian War

Volodymyr Zelensky made an appeal to Russian citizens and stressed that they should question the information presented to them by domestic state television.

“The people of Ukraine and the government of Ukraine want peace. But if we come under attack, if we face an attempt to take away our country, our freedom, our lives and lives of our children, we will defend ourselves. When you attack us, you will see our faces, not our backs.”, Zelensky said in an emotional address, speaking in Russian in a direct appeal to Russian citizens. 

The president of Ukraine also urged Russian citizens to express their position over Russia's invasion in Ukraine.

"Citizens of Russia today will choose for themselves which path each of them personally takes. Everyone who has not yet lost his conscience in Russia, it is time to go out and protest against this war. Against the war with Ukraine," Zelensky said at a briefing on Thursday.