President of Ukraine
said that the world allows Russia to continue its nuclear blackmail.
He said this in an interview with Canadian channels CTV and CBC
"No one knows what Russia will do tomorrow, but we know what the world must do so that there are no threats tomorrow. First of all, I believe that those steps, such as the seizure of the nuclear power plant in Energodar, are already a step to nuclear blackmail. "We captured, we are not sure what will happen tomorrow, we don't need to set any conditions," otherwise they will not only cut us off from the light, which they did by cutting us off from the Zaporizhzhia NPP. Six power units are now not working on energy system of Ukraine. In addition, they are blackmailing that there may be emissions, that something may explode there, etc. This is already the use of nuclear weapons, just from another side. This is the first. And the second - we allowed them, the world allows them to do it." - said Zelensky.
He thanked the IAEA for the mission at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, but said international partners were not doing enough to stop Russia.
"I am grateful to the IAEA, they condemn, they were there, the mission worked very well, they came there very bravely, but... Why do we have three dots after the word "but"? We don't know how everything will end. Because we have to be powerful, serious and to say: "The demilitarization of the nuclear plant is not just words, but the exit of all militants from that territory". There are 500 of them, armed, with explosives, who are inside the plant. Such serious conditions from the IAEA, from partners, from Europe, from the world about exit, otherwise the IAEA must break relations with Russia, throw it out of one or another international organization. Such steps must be powerful. We are dealing with terrorists with you. We must not constantly respond to some conditions. We ourselves must show that the world is stronger for any terrorist, and the terrorist must fulfill our conditions."- he emphasized.
Zelenskyi also commented on the threats of Russia's own use of nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine.
"As for the use of nuclear weapons, apart from the nuclear plant. We are sitting with you now and we constantly hear calls that Russia should strike at the center of decision-making. How should the world respond? It does not matter whether Ukraine is a member of NATO or not. This is happening today in Europe, the European continent. No one is allowed to simply blackmail like a terrorist. If the message is that there will be a strike at the decision-making center, then the world's response should be: "Look, if you strike Bankova, there will be a strike where you are." If you do that, you should know that in a second a blow will be dealt to your decision making," the head of state concluded.
How the world will react to a nuclear attack by Russia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that even Russia's use of low-power nuclear weapons would fundamentally change the nature of the war in Ukraine, and this, of course, would have consequences.
And the high representative of the EU Josep Borrell said that in this case the Russian army will be destroyed by non-nuclear means.
The former head of the CIA, David Petraeus, even named possible targets that will be attacked by the US in response to a nuclear attack by the Russian Federation.
We are talking about the sinking of the Black Sea Fleet, strikes on military bases in Crimea and Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine.
American philosopher and political scientist Francis Fukuyama admits that Putin can use nuclear weapons, but then NATO and the USA will enter the war.
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