President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that Russia should stop bombing Ukrainian cities before cease-fire negotiations begin. He made this statement in an interview with CNN and Reuters, which took place in a bunker in Kyiv, from where Zelenskiy leads the country’s armed forces.

According to the President of Ukraine, no significant progress will be achieved in the negotiations while the Russian military strikes Ukrainian cities. The first round of negotiations between the countries took place on February 28.

“It is necessary to at least stop bombing people, just stop bombing, and then sit down at the negotiating table,” Zelenskiy said.

He also called on NATO to introduce a no-fly zone over the territory of Ukraine to stop the Russian air force. According to him, this will be a preventive measure that does not involve NATO’s involvement in the conflict.

Allegedly, during this interview it became known that Russian troops launched two missile strikes on a TV tower in Kyiv. As a result, the broadcaster’s hardware was destroyed. According to the city authorities, at least 5 people were killed.

On the evening of March 1, U.S. President Joe Biden discussed security assistance and humanitarian aid with Vladimir Zelenskiy. Biden noted that the sanctions imposed against Russia are already having a devastating effect.