As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues on its 53rd day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that Ukraine will not give up lands in the east of the country to end the war with Russia. Zelenskiy also stated that the world should be prepared for the possibility of Putin’s use of nuclear weapons.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told CNN that Ukraine will not give up lands in the east of the country to end the war with Russia and that the Ukrainian army is ready to fight the Russian army in the Donbas region.
Zelenskiy answered questions from CNN International’s Jake Tapper at the presidential office in Kiev.
Zelenskiy said that there is no guarantee that if Russia succeeds in seizing Donbas, it will not try to seize Kiev again. Because this could affect the whole course of the war.” said.
“Because I don’t trust the Russian army and the Russian leader,” Zelensky continued.
Zelenskiy stated that the Kremlin was planning a quick and decisive victory, and that the defense of the Ukrainian army was also a surprise for the US intelligence.
Zelenskiy said the world should be prepared for the possibility of Putin’s use of nuclear weapons because he does not value the lives of Ukrainians.
Stating that he witnessed terrible events in Ukraine, Zelensky called for urgent help, saying that his army still needs to be equipped to respond to the approaching Russian attack in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine.
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Willam Burns stated that he has no doubt that Russia will inflict brutal pain and damage to Ukraine through this war, and that it will use extreme violence against civilians, adding that Moscow has carried out operations that have led to the death of thousands of civilians in the past.