Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is convinced that Russia will lose the war, and the sooner Russian President Volodymyr Putin admits this, the longer he and his entourage will live.
Zelensky said this in an interview with The Economist.
The head of state emphasized that Ukraine must return to its 1991 borders, otherwise the aggressor will return.
The end is already clear
. Why do I say "we have to go to our borders"? Because if we don't leave, he will come back. You see? This is the main story. We are not in NATO. What are the security guarantees? If he comes back, they will help us again with weapons? Will it really protect us from a full-scale invasion? No," the president explained.
He noted that the whole world does not just show support for Ukraine, but diplomatically, economically, with sanctions and isolation "shows that aggression must be paid for - go to the borders and then pay."
Zelensky also emphasized that only Putin can change the war to the path of diplomacy.
If he withdraws now to the borders of 1991, then a possible path of diplomacy will begin.
This is who can transfer the war from a military path to a diplomatic one. Only he can do it," the head of state said.
"The sooner the war ends - and if Russia admits that starting the war was a tragic mistake - the
longer the Russian president will save his life
and the lives of his entourage," Zelensky emphasized.
We will remind, the day before Zelenskyi expressed the opinion that in the event of the possible death of Putin, the war in Ukraine will be stopped.
After all, it will be difficult for the Russians without the master of the Kremlin, and they will eventually deal with domestic politics.
The advisor of the President's Office, Oleksiy Arestovych, also spoke about Putin's death.
Yes, he estimated that hostilities will begin to die down from the middle of summer 2023, but this time may shift if "black swans" "arrive".
"Black swans" means that if Putin dies in April, then everything will end in April," said the OP adviser.
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