The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the American TV channel Newsmax, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The situation is very difficult. We’re losing 60-100 soldiers per day as killed in action and something around 500 people as wounded in action. So we are holding our defensive perimeters. The most difficult situation is in the east of Ukraine and southern Donetsk and Luhansk,” Zelensky told.
In his words, Putin cannot win, and the world must stop defending him amid the latest atrocities committed by Russian troops.
“Now, he [Putin – Ed.] is almost isolated. The world always keeps giving him a chance, because the sanctions are not imposed completely. There are gaps in some of the leaders saying the Russian leader should be offered with a way out,” the President of Ukraine noted.
According to Zelensky, the weakness of Putin and Russia is not only in failing to occupy a smaller neighboring nation but also in attempts to take him out as leader.
“Attempting to kill the leader of this or that country is a weakness, I would say. If you can’t talk, then it’s a weakness. The weakness is to start the war, and they’ve already demonstrated there is weakness. If you can’t occupy that country, that’s a weakness. And simultaneously, if you would like something to happen to the family of the other country’s leader then that’s a political inability to do anything,” Zelensky added.
A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching air and missile strikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.