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Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges calm as world leaders work to avert Russian invasion

Added 01-28-22 06:07:01pm EST - “With more than 100,000 Russian troops on his borders, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday that the reaction of world leaders had created a "panic" in his country.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges calm as world leaders work to avert Russian invasion”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to reporters on Friday in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Ukrainian Presidential Press Office/AP hide caption

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to reporters on Friday in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

As the U.S. and its allies in Europe capped a week of high-stakes diplomacy aiming to avert a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged world leaders to cool the talk of war.

Speaking to foreign reporters in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, on Friday, Zelenskyy said Ukraine's economy had been damaged by what he said was a false perception that Ukraine is on the brink of war, calling decisions by the U.S. and the U.K. to withdraw families of embassy staff a "mistake."

"They're saying tomorrow is the war. This means panic in the market, panic in the financial sector," he said. "How much does it cost our country?"

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