Ukraine ready for war, but won’t stop fighting for peace in Donbas through diplomacy – Zelensky

UNIAN

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11:30, 21.04.211 min. 878

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the country is ready for war, but will not stop fighting for peace in Donbas through diplomacy.

“What is happening today? A large number of Russian troops have amassed near our state borders. Russia officially calls it an exercise. Unofficially, the whole world calls such things blackmail. Is this a concern for us? Yes. Do Ukraine and its international partners demand that troops be withdrawn from our borders? Yes. After all, the Russian Federation constantly repeats that it seeks peace, but at the same time creates all preconditions for escalation. Is it logical? No. But is it unexpected? No. Does this mean that escalation is inevitable? No,” Zelensky said in a televised address to the nation on the security situation in the country, as reported on the president’s website.

“Does Ukraine want a war? No. Is it ready for it? Yes. Will Ukraine stop fighting for peace through diplomacy? Never. Will Ukraine defend itself if it needs to? Always,” Zelensky said.

According to the president, the citizens must realize the threat is posed not only by foreign troops, but also by emotions.

“It is worth thinking thrice whether you should fully trust experts from the Internet, ‘reliable’ media sources, insiders on anonymous Telegram channels; rumors on the commuter bus, in the market or in your neighborhood; rumors from acquaintances whose acquaintances have acquaintances in the Ministry of Defense and ‘secretly shared’ classified information; and most importantly – whether you should trust statements of politicians for whom it’s not your interests that matter but your votes,” he said.

Zelensky stressed that Ukrainians need to be vigilant, but not afraid.

“We are not afraid, because Ukraine-2021 has no illusions. It understands who is our true friend and brother, who is ready to lend a shoulder, and who might hit us in the back. That is why Ukraine-2021 understands all possible scenarios and knows what it will do in response to any developments. We are not afraid, because we have an incredible Army and great defenders. Last week I spent two days with them on the frontline. What do they say about the situation? They are used to not speak, but do their job,” the president said.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/m/politics/donbas-tensions-ukraine-ready-for-war-but-wont-s-stop-fighting-for-peace-through-diplomacy-zelensky-11395333.html

5 comments

  • I will repeat a comment I made to Red earlier :
    ‘He’s doing the very best he can with a very bad hand. Putler holds the aces. Where the fuck is Biden? I would recommend a couple of things to Zel: 1/ take advice from Poro and 2/ ask Poland and Britain to provide air support.’

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    • onlyfactsplease

      “Where the fuck is Biden?”
      That question is going through my head too. I’m afraid that the jerk-off socialist fossil has other interests – like flooding our country with illegal immigrants.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    “Does Ukraine want a war? No. Is it ready for it? Yes.”
    I most certainly hope that the second answer really is yes.

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  • Muscovy have never changed in 80 years. The same BS is still spewing from the mouths of the nazis running the place. The same rhetoric about the West being our enemy, the West are jealous of us, is still being used today, because Muscovy can’t survive without making enemies. Just say, by some miracle, Russia made friends with the hated West, who were previously to blame for everything bad inside of Russia, who would they blame if conditions never improved? Russians living in shit for 80 years always blamed the West, because they were told this by the Kremlin. If Russians continued to live in shit, they would want to know why.

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    • Your very appropriate statement reminds me of a picture I found about 4 years ago but now I can’t find it. It was an old Russian lady holding a sign that said in Russian, “Trump stole my pension!”
      This was right after he was elected and highlights your point.

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