Zelenskyy signalled that he remains opposed to any peace plan that freezes territorial gains made by Russia since it invaded Ukraine.
“Ukraine will not agree to any of the variants for a frozen conflict,” he said.
Zelenskiy has drawn up a 10-point peace “formula” that includes restoring Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops and the restoration of Ukraine’s state borders.
The plan would involve a return to the 1991 borders of Ukraine after it won independence from the Soviet Union, and Zelenskyy has said repeatedly that this should be the basis of any proposal for ending the war.
Kyiv has also launched a counteroffensive to try to retake occupied territory, but Russian forces still hold swathes of territory in eastern and southern Ukraine.
In his speech, Zelenskyy called for a nationwide discussion on a future doctrine for Ukraine “to answer all fundamental questions about Ukraine and our future” and provide “a common vision of what victory should be for Ukraine.”