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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy rules out a cease-fire with Russia, saying Moscow would use it to rearm

By HARRIET MORRIS and ILLIA NOVIKOV
Associated Press

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has ruled out a cease-fire as his country defends itself against Russia’s invasion. He said Thursday that the Kremlin’s forces would use the pause to rearm and regroup. Limited cease-fires have occasionally been proposed since Russia launched its full-scale war in February 2022 but have never taken hold. Both sides are scrambling to replenish their weapons, with the prospect of a protracted conflict looming. Zelenskyy was in Estonia and Latvia on Thursday as part of a two-day swing through Baltic countries that have been among Ukraine’s staunchest supporters in the war and are promising more help. He told Estonia’s parliament that “Tyranny must be defeated. Tyranny must be a loser. Always. Always. Always.”

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