Russia’s weakness is “obvious”, judges the Ukrainian president
The Wagner Group uprising illustrates the weakness of Russia, a country plunged into “evil and chaos”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky judged on Saturday, taunting the Russian president and considering that Ukraine protects the rest of Europe .
In his first reaction to events in Russia, Mr. Zelensky noted that whoever “chooses the path of evil self-destructs”, referring to Vladimir Putin, who he says is “sending hundreds of thousands of people to war to finally barricade himself in the Moscow region to protect himself from those he himself armed”.
“Russia’s weakness is obvious. Total weakness,” he said in a post on social media, “it is equally evident that Ukraine is capable of protecting Europe from contamination by Russian evil and chaos. (…) Russia used propaganda to hide its weakness and the stupidity of its government. And now the chaos is such that no one can lie about it, ”he further noted.
Its head of diplomacy, Dmytro Kuleba, has urged the West to supply more weapons to Ukraine so that its army can “end the evil” of Russia: “Those who said that Russia was too strong to lose: look now. It’s time to let go of false neutrality and fear of escalation. Give Ukraine all the necessary weapons; forget friendship or business with Russia. It’s time to put an end to the evil that everyone despised but was too afraid to put down. »
For the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the Wagner uprising means that “the empire is collapsing”. “Putin’s tyranny is on the right track,” the ministry added on Telegram, before mocking Russian soldiers by calling on them not to fight Ukraine but to choose sides between Wagner and the Russian army.
“The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine wonders why Russian soldiers are still in the trenches, rather than coming to the aid of their comrades, whether on one side of the conflict or the other. It would be safer for them than to face the Ukrainian army,” he quipped on Twitter.
“Pushkin once wrote: ‘God forbid to see a senseless and ruthless Russian revolt.’ I hope that is precisely what we are going to witness, ”added Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk on Telegram.