Zelensky criticizes Guterres for going to Moscow before visiting Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized António Guterres this Saturday for preparing to meet with President Vladimir Putin even before he left to meet him in Ukraine. “There’s no logic.”

It would make much more sense for Zelenzky to go to Ukraine first and find out about the atrocities committed by Russian troops before heading to Moscow to meet Putin.

In addition, the President of Ukraine also considered that Russia should not be a member of the Security Council (where it is one of the five countries with a veto).

The President of Ukraine held a press conference on Saturday where he answered questions from journalists. The location was chosen as the capital’s metro, a place that served as a refuge for thousands of people for several weeks when the city was bombed.

Zelensky noted that Russia and the word “trust” are anonyms and not synonyms. “When they say something, their words don’t match their actions.”

During the conference, he also said he was not afraid to meet with Putin. “I have no right to fear because our people have not shown fear.”

To the Ukrainians, he promised that all areas captured by Russian troops would be returned. “This is not a question of 20 or 30 years. The question is that we have guns. We will get everything back at once, all the occupied territories.”

However, Zelensky argued that “only those who started it can end the war.” The Ukrainian leader claimed that he wanted to end the war and that “every healthy person would choose the diplomatic route instead of the military.”

However, the president suggested that Ukraine abandon peace talks if Moscow continues to “pseudo-referendums” and the creation of “pseudo-republics” on Ukrainian territory. Kremlin forces have held an independence vote in Kherson, in the southern part of the neighboring country of Crimea.

Asked if Putin will be prosecuted in court, Zelensky replied that anyone who gives “shameful orders” will be prosecuted. “I dont want [que Putin seja julgado]but all who make these shameful orders shall be brought to justice. I am convinced of this. It may take years, but wait. If someone like me doesn’t live long enough, our children will live long enough. “

Zelensky also ruled out the possibility that the United States and Britain would stop supplying arms to Ukraine. “There’s no choice but to fight our lands and get it back. I don’t like that option.”

He added that Ukraine will remain in military standby for many years to come, like nations like Israel. “We will become that country, we have already become that country. We are a country that can defend itself. I believe that when we win, we will have the strongest army and, as a guarantor of security, we will be one of the strongest in Europe.”

At a special moment, the press conference was suspended to allow the subway to pass.

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