In an exclusive interview with The Sun, President Zelensky emphasized that Ukraine’s will to win against Russia in the current conflict is very strong, and “there is no spiritual deadlock.” .
According to him, Ukrainians are tired of “regular air strikes,” tired of shelling, destroyed homes, and dead relatives. However, President Zelensky affirmed that the Ukrainian people are still “ready to continue to stand up”.
Commenting on the assassination attempts, Mr. Zelensky said that the first time caused panic like the Covid-19 epidemic, but later on the fear became less and less.
In the early days of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Mr. Zelensky faced his first assassination attempt. Accordingly, his bodyguard team used mobile barriers and plywood to block around the President’s office. In addition, the assistants closest to Mr. Zelensky were also given guns and bulletproof vests. A source revealed that the situation at that time in the office of the President of Ukraine was extremely chaotic.
US and British officials even asked Mr. Zelensky to leave Kiev because they feared the Ukrainian capital would fall within a few hours. However, Mr. Zelensky said: “I need bullets, not a car.”
Later, when fighting broke out around Kiev, Mr. Zelensky even left his shelter to go out and take a selfie video to encourage people’s morale, as well as prove that he was still in the capital.
After nearly two years of conflict, Mr. Zelensky accused Russia of still “desiring” to overthrow him. He even knew the code for the latest assassination campaign was “Maidan 3”, and the deadline to carry out this campaign was the end of this year.
In August, the Ukrainian Intelligence Service (SBU) said it had foiled the plot to kill Mr. Zelensky with an airstrike on the city of Mykolaiv. The SBU arrested a woman accused of revealing details about the President’s visit to Mykolaiv.
Meanwhile, an assistant to Mr. Zelensky said there were at least a dozen attempts to assassinate Mr. Zelensky in the first few weeks of the conflict.
When asked by The Sun newspaper how many assassination attempts he had overcome, President Zelensky admitted: “I don’t know.” He also refused to answer the question of whether Ukraine carried out assassinations in response.
Mr. Zelensky said the lack of advantage in the counterattack since early June has made some allies doubt Ukraine’s ability to win against Russia. But he denied that the Russia-Ukraine conflict was at a stalemate.
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