Ukrainian citizens will “have to speak up and respond to this or that form of compromise”, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says.
Any compromises agreed with Russia to end its invasion will need to be voted on in a referendum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.
Issues of concern could include security guarantees offered in lieu of NATO membership, and areas occupied by Russian forces, such as Crimea.
Ukrainian citizens will “have to speak up and respond to this or that form of compromise”, Mr Zelenskyy said.
Potential compromises “will be the subject of our talks and understanding between Ukraine and Russia”, he said in comments published by Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne.
‘No talk of any surrender’ across Ukraine’s major cities
Russia has continued to bombard the devastated Mariupol and intensified its attacks on Kyiv, while also targeting another port city – Odesa – for the first time.
But Ukraine’s deputy prime minister said there would be “no talk of any surrender” or of “laying down of arms”.
Residents refused Moscow’s offer of “safe passage” out of Mariupol after a deadline of 5am was set.
In Kyiv, Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced a 40-hour curfew. It began at 8pm local time on Monday night and runs until 7am on Wednesday, as the city faces “more shelling”.
Elsewhere, Ukrainian forces are also holding on to the eastern city of Kharkiv after five civilians died in Russian shelling on Saturday – including a nine-year-old boy, said regional police.
Sky correspondent John Sparks travelled with the Ukrainian military to the front line on the outskirts of the city and described the “air filled with the deep-sounding boom of tank and artillery fire”.