First of all, Zelensky isnt actually the leader. Only officially. He's clearly not the one actually making the descisions though.
Remember, he started on a peace plattform and wanted to implement Minsc II. And for a year, he tried. Then suddenly he makes a 180 degree turn and did the same as his predecessor, and turned extremely aggressive against Russia.
And the only peace deal that Zelensky would ratify would be the one he proposes:
- Russia removes all troups from former ukrainian territory, including Crimea
- Russia pays reparations
- Russia gives various leading politicians so they can be tried for war crimes
No other deal would stand any chance.
Zelensky knows better than to sign anything else. His nazis would murder him. Zelensky is already jew and already an ethnic russian; they have no reason to give him special treatment.
And since, surprise, surprise, any of these points would be completely unacceptable to Russia, there wont be a peace deal.
The russians will have to end this war and dictate terms. Which apparently are now extremely simplified to "Ukraine will return to mother Russia", if you follow recent statements of russian politicians on TASS.https://tass.com/world/1679849
Other russian politicians have made likewise statements, though less direct. Lavrov for example merely said the longer Ukraine waits with negotiations, the worse the terms will be for them. Which is what the pattern in russian negotiations is, if you follow Minsc I, Minsc II, and the results of the negotiations after the start of the war.
There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning. - Warren Buffett