Zelensky: We don’t have “relations” with Russia after Crimea annexation, war in Donbas, and it’s still too early to talk about them- we have just started dialogue

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky notes that there is no word “relationship” between Ukraine and the Russian Federation after the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the outbreak of war in Donbas, and it is still very, very early to talk about such a concept.

“Unfortunately, we have lost this word [“relationship.”] And we lost the meaning of this word between our countries, after Russia illegally annexed Crimea and the war began in eastern Ukraine,” he said at a joint briefing in Vienna on Tuesday with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, answering a question about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zelensky noted that before, Ukrainians and Russians had called each other “brothers and sisters,” and the countries had had excellent relations.

“And today there are 14,000 killed people, and today there are no two territories of our independent country. Therefore, I have not yet found a word about what is ‘between us,'” he stressed.

At the same time, Zelensky pointed out that the leadership of Ukraine and the Russian Federation began to speak, which led to a regime of ceasefire, which is “more complicated than we thought, but it exists,” thanks to which Ukraine was still able to return home 140 of its citizens.

“I believe that this is the beginning of a dialogue. And it seems to me that it is still very, very early for us to speak about the ‘relations,'” he added.

© 2020 Interfax Ukraine

3 comments

  • Well said. Oh wait, upcoming elections… just campaigning…

    Well… GO YULIA! 🇺🇦

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  • ‘Zelensky noted that before, Ukrainians and Russians had called each other “brothers and sisters,” and the countries had had excellent relations.’
    When the fuck was that you fucking idiot? The answer is fucking never.
    Sounds like he’s trying to pander to putlerites in Ukraine, when in fact he should be chucking them out.
    However, in all fairness, no Ukrainian leader since 1991 has addressed this critical issue: fifth columnists who dream of reintegrating with Russia.
    Meanwhile, in America, the seeds sewn by Russian fifth communists in the 1950’s are starting to come to fruition. The plan was to colonise Hollywood, academia, social services and politics. It worked well. The Dems are now a crypto-Marxist outfit and the ‘alt-right’ (code for putinoid scum) have penetrated the GOP.

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  • “And today there are 14,000 killed people, and today there are no two territories of our independent country.”
    Remember that, television clown, when you next get a visit from a Ruskie buddy and you reach for the Vaseline.

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