Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sent a terrible message to the rest of the world when he stated that he is willing to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I’m prepared to negotiate with him.” I had been preparing for the previous two years.” he said.
And I believe that without dialogue, we would be unable to stop this conflict,” he told CNN. “If we only have a 1% chance of stopping this conflict, I believe we should take the risk.” That is something we must do. “I can tell you about the outcome of [these] talks—in any event, we’re losing people on a daily basis, innocent people on the ground,” he continued.
“Russian army have arrived to destroy and murder us.” And we may show that the dignity of our people and our army allows us to inflict a heavy blow and fight back. But, tragically, our dignity will not save lives,” Ukraine’s president remarked.
“I believe we must use any forum, any opportunity, in order to have a chance of dealing with Putin.” But if these measures fail, it will be a third World War,” he concluded. The Ukrainian president criticized Putin’s claim that there are Nazis in his country and accused Putin of acting like a Nazi.
“What we are experiencing now in Mariupol, they experienced in Leningrad.” “Everyone knows how many people perished as a result of the blockade of Leningrad,” he remarked.
“These folks perished because there was not enough food and water,” he explained. “So, who exactly is the Nazi?” He expressed concern that the Russian president may be willing to adopt “horrendous methods” to seize the city.
“The truth is that if he is serious about this declaration, he may be capable of pretty heinous actions since it would imply that this is not a game for him,” he explained.
“If he’s serious about it, if he believes this is his mission to take our area, and if he sees evidence of neo-Nazis in our nation, then many concerns arise about what else he’s capable of doing for the sake of his goals, for the purpose of his mission,” he added.
He pleaded for NATO membership once more, claiming that if his country was a NATO member, it would not have been invaded by Russia. “A conflict would not have started if we were a NATO member.” “I’d want to obtain security assurances for my nation and people,” he stated.
“If NATO nations are willing to accept us into the alliance, do it soon because people are dying on a daily basis,” Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky urged. “But if you’re not willing to save our people’s life, if you simply want to see us straddling two worlds, if you want to see us in this precarious situation where we don’t know whether you can accept us or not,” he continued.
“You can’t put us in this scenario, you can’t make us stay in this limbo.” “I personally demanded that they state explicitly that we are going to allow you into NATO in a year, two, or five years, just say it directly and unambiguously, or simply say no.” he continued
“And the reaction was pretty clear: you’re not going to be a NATO member, but the doors will stay open publicly,” he explained. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that President Joe Biden should visit Ukraine on his tour to Europe, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has stated that this will not happen.
“I haven’t heard anything about the president travelling to Ukraine.” But keep in mind that we have discouraged Americans from entering Ukraine. This is a war-torn land. “I can’t picture it being on the table,” she told CNN.