Interview with German Bild immediately after the military mobilization order was announced
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on the 21st (local time) that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to drown Ukraine in a sea of blood, which includes the blood of his own soldiers.
“I haven’t seen Putin’s speech on TV,” Zelensky said in his first interview with Germany’s Bild after announcing Putin’s blitzkrieg order.
“President Putin has already implemented a partial military mobilization order,” he said.
“Throughout the month, he forced a mobilization ordinance,” he said.
“The Russian mobilization order is evidence that Russia has a problem with its officers and other military personnel,” Zelensky said.
They were young men who couldn’t fight.
“They didn’t even finish their education and they died,” he said.
“These people are all incapable of fighting,” he said. “They come to us and lose their lives.”
“President Putin would have seen his soldiers run away,” he said.
President Zelensky’s threats from Putin didn’t seem particularly fazed.
“There are no plans to stop recovering the territories occupied by Ukraine,” he said.
He added that the referendum Putin is trying to hold is a fake vote and that “90% of countries around the world will not admit it.”
Regarding Putin’s indirect threat to use nuclear weapons, Zelensky said, “I don’t think he will use a nuclear weapon.” “The world will not tolerate this.”
However, he did not rule out the possibility of a nuclear attack.
“We can’t look into their heads,” he said. “There is always a risk.”
“Tomorrow, President Putin will annex part of Poland’s territory as well as Ukraine,” he said.
We must not accept compromise.”
In a televised speech on the same day, Putin called for a military mobilization order and warned of a strong response in case of a crisis, arguing that the West is threatening Russia with nuclear weapons.
He also said that the pro-Russian interim administrations in Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk), the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporiza in eastern Ukraine occupied by the Russian army announced that they would hold a referendum to incorporate Russia on the 23rd and 27th of this month. have expressed support.