Ukraine's president made a dramatic televised speech, appealing directly to Russia to avoid war. "The Ukrainian people want peace," he said.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:54 PM EST

While acknowledging that Russians, whose news diet is tightly controlled, were unlikely to hear his words, President Volodymyr Zelensky insisted that Ukraine had no grievance with Russia and meant no harm to Russians, disputing the picture of his country painted by the Russian government and news media.

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