Following a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Putin’s decision could mean Russia’s unilateral withdrawal from the Minsk agreements and ignoring decisions within the “Normandy format talks”
He added that in the current situation, Ukraine expects clear and effective steps of support from its partners.
Zelensky stressed Ukraine’s commitment to a diplomatic settlement and readiness not to respond to provocations. But at the same time the President of Ukraine stated:
“According to Article 51 of the UN Charter, Ukraine reserves the right to individual and collective self-defense”
The meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine goes on in the 24/7 mode.