Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Russia could initiate a “great war in Europe” in the coming days.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking exceptionally in Russian, called on the night of Wednesday February 23 to Thursday February 24 to Russian civil society to try to prevent a war that he accuses the Kremlin of preparing.
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“Do the Russians want war? I would love to know the answer to this question. And this answer depends on you, citizens of the Russian Federation”he called, revealing that he had tried to speak, without success, to Vladimir Putin. “If the Russian government does not want to come to the table [des négociations] with us, maybe he will sit down at the table with you.”
According to the Ukrainian president, a Russian invasion of Ukraine could begin “from one day to another”at the risk of “to become the beginning of a great war in Europe”warned Volodymyr Zelensky in this address to the Ukrainian nation and the Russian people.
While the Kremlin claimed on Wednesday evening that the leaders of the separatist “republics” had asked for the“aid” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “almost 200,000 soldiers are positioned” at the Russian border, as well as “thousands of combat vehicles”said the Ukrainian president.