“Like any citizen, I wish for peace. I keep the hope that in the future, we can find peace”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday, March 21 in an interview broadcast on franceinfo. He was questioned by journalists from the European Public Media Union, including France Télévisions. As Ukraine lives its 26th day of war, the Ukrainian leader assured that Ukraine was ready to win, but not “whatever the price”.
“It’s very important that people know that even though we defend our land, we keep our human face.”Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President
“That’s why we show the difference with the people who came to invade our land”he specified.
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“I think in the future the world will change, it has already changed”he estimated. “Politicians are already afraid of their own people. We see that citizens can act, influence those who take decisions.” According to him, “In the future, public opinion will be stronger than any leader. Today we see this paradigm shift towards true democracy, where the people rule”.
The president also returned to the position of NATO, to which he calls for the integration of his country. NATO countries “don’t accept us because they are afraid of Russia”he launched. “Other security guarantees exist”according to him. “The individual member countries of NATO who would like to be on our side and who would be ready to defend us would be on our side”he analyzed.
For the Ukrainian president, it would be “a good compromise for everyone. For the West, which does not know what to do with us in this question of NATO. For us, because we need security. And for Russia, which does not want the ‘NATO continues to advance further east’. This compromise to be found will be “the starting point to stop this war”he concluded.