Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Hamas and Russia are the same evil

"The intentions declared are different, but the essence is the same."

by Sead Dedovic
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Hamas and Russia are the same evil
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During his address at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Copenhagen, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky passionately called upon the global community to unite in a concerted effort to combat terrorism. Drawing a powerful analogy, he likened the tactics employed by Hamas in Israel to those used by Russia in Ukraine.

“The same evil, and the only difference is that there is a terrorist organization that attacked Israel, and here is a terrorist state that attacked Ukraine… The intentions declared are different, but the essence is the same… You see it… You see the same blood on the streets.

You see the same civilian cars shot up. You see the same bodies of people who have been tortured,” -Zelenskyy stressed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his reaction to Iran

Expanding upon his argument, President Zelenskyy also linked Iran to both the invasion of Ukraine and the conflict in Israel.

He highlighted that Iran cannot credibly disavow its involvement in Ukraine when it supplies advanced military equipment, such as Shahed drones, to Russia. Similarly, Iran cannot escape accountability for its role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when its officials openly declare support for Hamas.

The Ukrainian president underscores the imperative need to respond to such challenges and stresses the importance of unity during times of adversity. Zelenskyy is acutely aware that he enjoys broad international support from numerous countries across the globe, and he recognizes that this solidarity represents a significant advantage for him in the current circumstances.

“We see who in the world is trying to replace the power of international law with the horror of blood and disasters. We see whose deliberate investments in terror are destroying the lives of different peoples in a vast area from Belarus to Mali.

We see this. And we must act. United!” Ukrainians have displayed remarkable courage from the very outset of the war, resolutely refusing to let anyone "break" their spirit

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