In an address to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, President Volodymyr Zelensky urged them to cut "brotherhood" ties with Russian cities and take part in "the largest economic project of our time" by helping to reconstruct Ukraine after the war. "Don't help it [!russia!] justify itself. Don't maintain ties with it. And please do not allow those who have become murderers to call you their brothers and sisters," Zelensky said, adding that 3,620 Ukrainian settlements have been occupied by Russia since Feb. 24.
for an independent Ukraine