Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused the invading Russian army of committing several war crimes during the conflict between the two nations, with some government officials accusing soldiers of raping and branding underage girls. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/Getty Images.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he isn't giving up any part of his country in a potential peace deal with their neighbor Russia.

It's been almost a year since Russia's full-scale invasion, and he warned in a BBC interview that conceding land would mean Russia could "keep coming back."

He feels that Western weapons would bring peace closer, and he also said that a predicted spring offensive had already started.

However, he believes that Ukraine's forces can keep resisting Russia's advance until they are able to launch a counter-offensive. But he repeated his calls for more military aid from the West, as weapons are the "only language Russia understands."

In a bid to bolster international support and to ask for modern weapons to defend Ukraine, Zelensky met UK and EU leaders last week.

When he asked for modern fighter jets, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that "nothing is off the table."

Zelensky also opened up about a threat by Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko. He had said that he would wage war alongside Russian soldiers from his territory if a single Ukrainian soldier crossed the border.

Zelensky hopes that Belarus doesn't join the war, but if it does, they "will fight and we will survive."

Ukrainian data that was recently released suggested that Russian soldiers in Ukraine were dying in more numbers this month than at any time since the first week of the war, as per BBC.

The numbers could not be verified, but the UK's Ministry of Defence said that the trends in Ukraine were "likely accurate."

Meanwhile, reported that Russia has switched its aerial strike tactics. It is using decoys to continue its barrage of missile strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure, said an adviser to Zelensky.

Since last October Russian soldiers have targeted Ukrainian cities and energy infrastructure. This led to millions of people living in darkness. They were also unable to heat themselves.

But Ukraine has repeatedly intercepted the onslaught of missiles, so the lack of penetration in recent attacks has forced Russia to change its tactics.

Mykhailo Podolyaka said that Russians want to overload Ukraine's "anti-aircraft system to get an extra chance to hit infrastructure facilities."

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