Ukraine can’t achieve peace by ‘laying down arms’, says Ukrainian Nobel Peace laureate

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Ukraine’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate said Saturday her country could not achieve peace by “laying down its arms” against Russia, as she accepted her award at a ceremony in Oslo.


“The people of Ukraine want peace more than anyone else in the world. But peace cannot be reached by a country under attack laying down its arms,” the head of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), Oleksandra Matviichuk, said. “This would not be peace, but occupation.”