Zelensky: Dropping to Putin is ‘the identical’ as demise

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday mentioned dropping the conflict towards Russia would quantity to the identical tragic finish as demise – as Ukraine enters its third 12 months since Russia launched its invasion.

In an interview with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Zelensky was requested about an earlier assertion, through which he mentioned dropping can be worse than demise.

“Do you continue to really feel that means right this moment?” Collins requested.

“It’s the identical,” Zelensky mentioned. “The identical for right this moment.”

“As a result of when he desires just one purpose, for him, is simply to kill you, your individuals,” Zelensky continued. “To lose (to) him, it means to be killed.”

Zelensky’s interview comes as U.S. lawmakers battle to search out the political will to move President Biden’s supplemental support request for international support, together with billions of {dollars} to Ukraine. The Senate handed a nationwide safety bundle with $60 billion for Ukraine, however Home Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has refused to take up the bundle.

Whereas members of Congress attempt to discover different legislative offers that embody the Ukraine funding, many worldwide safety specialists warn of the hazard of additional delays to offering support – which they see as a strategic funding to forestall a bigger conflict.

Zelensky, within the interview, mentioned the U.S. support can be consequential in figuring out the long run trajectory of the conflict. He mentioned on Sunday there can be no new army developments for the 12 months if the nation didn’t get the help that he says it desperately wants.

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