“I’m not some loser!”: Zelensky to volunteer during visit to disengagement area

Zelensky snapped at a soldier’s question on whether he is going to meet with war veterans regarding the “No to surrender” rallies held across Ukraine facebook.com/Sashulya Lisova In an unannounced move, the president personally visited the settlement of Zolote, where the next stage of disengagement of forces is set to take place, to talk with volunteer troops stationed in the area. “Zelensky came to volunteers in Zolote.

A serious conversation about the disengagement and the front,” reads the report on one of the Telegram channels of the National Corps.

The troops offered the head of state some tea and invited him to have a seat and talk with them. On the video published in social networks, one of the troops is heard telling the president: “

Sashulya Lisova3 uur geleden

Зеленський заїхав в Золоте-4.

Поспілкувався з місцевими. І по проханню Трояна, гарант заїхав до добровольців останнього блок-посту в Золоте-4. Спілкування було емоційним.
Коротко: Зеленський спитав хлопців чому вони тут стоять, який їх мотив, розповів, що жителі за відведення військ і сказав добровольцям, щоб вони прибрали зброю і стояли тут без неї.
Добровольці не збираються відступати, і не дозволять відведення військ….Meer weergeven

Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 5 mensen, buiten
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 4 mensen, staande mensen, boom, kind en buiten

We are hospitable here – have a seat and let’s talk.” Zelensky accepted the invitation but later into the conversation he apparently snapped at the question on whether he is going to meet with war veterans regarding the “No to Surrender” rallies held across Ukraine [in a protest against the implementation of the so-called Steinmeier formula of Donbas settlement]. Read also Donbas update:

Enemy mortars Ukraine forces 13 times over past day “People demanded a meeting,” the serviceman told the president. “I came to tell you to withdraw weapons. And you’re flipping the topic. You can’t be voicing any ultimatums to me in the first place,” Zelensky answered.

To the military’s claim that someone might have handed the president information about the protests in Ukraine and the desire of the participants to meet with him, Zelensky replied: “Who did? It was raining across Ukraine yesterday – that’s what they told me.”

The soldier who identified himself as Denys, explained that the veterans had handed a letter to the Governor of Mykolayiv region with the demand to see the president. “He did hand it to me, and I’ll read it. Listen, I’m the president of this state. I’m 42.

I’m not some loser. I came here to you, telling you ‘take away your weapons’. So don’t you flip this all to rallies,” Zelensky said. “I dought to see understanding in your eyes. But what I’m seeing is a guy who thought he’s talking to some softie, trying to shift topics,” Zelensky added, once again vowing to read the letter.

Read also Disengagement near Bohdanivka-Petrivske fails over violation of ceasefire As reported earlier, disengagement of troops in Luhansk region was agreed during the round of Minsk talks Oct 1. Disengagement was supposed to start on Oct 7, but it was postponed due to constant shelling by Russian occupation forces.

The last time the enemy opened fire at the positions of Ukrainian troops in the disengagement near Petrivske was on Oct 25.

In the fall of 2016, participants in the Trilateral Contact Group signed an agreement on the disengagement of forces and means near three settlements on the line of contact – Petrivske, Zolote, and Stanytsia Luhanska. The disengagement near Petrivske and Zolote did take place back then but never prevailed. In the summer of 2019, after a change of government in Ukraine, disengagement was conducted near Stanytsia Luhanska.

(C)UNIAN 2019


  1. Short man syndrome oozing out. Z seems to have testy moments when he thinks his authority or decision have been questioned. Just a matter of time until people get fed up with that BS.
    In similar vein, Trumpy is on the defensive.

  2. JFO Command: Volunteers who spoke with Zelensky in Zolote “illegals”

    The president earlier today talked with a group of men sporting military uniforms who identified themselves as “volunteers”. Photo from UNIAN Volunteers with whom President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier today spoke in Zolote – one of the disengagement areas in Donbas – are armed and staying in the zone of the Joint Forces Operations illegally, as reported by the JFO HQ press center.

    It is noted that, while visiting the village of Zolote in Luhansk region, the head of state spoke with people sporting military uniforms. These people are staying in a private household and introduced themselves as volunteers, reads the report published on Facebook. “However, they are not representatives of any law enforcement agency or the Armed Forces of Ukraine authorized to stay and operate in the JFO zone.

    Law of Ukraine ‘On the peculiarities of state policy to ensure the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions’, better known as the law on the Joint Forces Operation, clearly defines categories [of persons] that may be deployed in the JFO zone with weapons,” the statement said. .

    Therefore, individuals who spoke with the president belong to none of the said categories, and therefore, they are staying in Zolote with their arms illegally, violating the JFO law – something which will see a proper legal assessment.

    Zenny failed again!

  3. It’s a dire mistake to disengage with an enemy like the filthy lying Russians. The clown must yet learn this and probably the hard way.

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