Ukraine will battle to a bloody victory but the Russian invasion will end with diplomacy, Ukrainian's Volodymyr Zelensky said in an hour-long TV interview to mark his third anniversary as President.
"We did not start this war. But we have to finish it," Zelensky said in an interview that was recorded Friday and broadcast Saturday.
"Victory will be bloody in battle. But the end will be in diplomacy. We want everything back. Russia does not want to give anything away," Zelensky said.
The broadcast also included an interview with Zelensky’s wife Olena Zelenska, who said the war had not changed her husband.
"I can't say that he has changed. As he was a reliable husband and man, so he is," she said.
But she lamented not being able to see him for months.
"Our family, like all Ukrainian families, is now torn. We didn't see each other for two and a half months, we only talked on the phone. Thank you for this opportunity [this interview], because we are spending time together now -- dating on TV," she said.