Zelenskyy: I’m not entirely sure Putin is still alive

19 JANUARY 2023

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is not completely sure that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is still alive.

Source: Zelensky during a speech at the Ukrainian breakfast in Davos

Quote: “I don’t quite understand who to talk to and about what. I’m not sure that the Russian president who sometimes appears against a green-screen chromakey is actually the [right] one. I don’t quite understand if he is alive or whether he makes decisions, or whoever else makes decisions there. What group of people [could be making any decisions in Russia]? I don’t have that kind of information.

I don’t quite understand how you can promise European leaders one thing, and the next day launch a full-scale invasion of a country. I just don’t quite understand with whom we are dealing. When we say “peace talks”, I don’t quite understand with whom [we should be negotiating].

We are talking to you now: you know exactly who I am, and I know exactly who you are. There are witnesses to the fact that we are alive. And even if we talk about different things, we can reach a consensus.

It seems to me that Russia should first find ‘someone’ and then suggest ‘something’ [perhaps Zelenskyy is referring to Putin coming forward and agreeing to Ukraine’s conditions so as to end the war – ed.].”

Details: The President emphasised that Ukraine did everything to liberate its territories through diplomacy, and peace negotiations are not yet peace per se.


  1. Interesting concept…
    What if the ruskies also start having doubts that the little monkey is still alive? What would happen? Would mafia land fall into a civil war? Or what? After all, the ruskies need someone to piss on their heads and kick their faces.

    • I strongly suspect that when Russia loses, the empire will fall apart. So called “great Russians” will find themselves outside of the rump state that is their nominal homeland and will likely find themselves treated as the “nationalities” were treated when under Moscow’s thumb.

What is your opinion?