Olena Zelenska: "The Russian invasion is like the Chernobyl disaster"



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Olena Zelenska: "The Russian invasion is like the Chernobyl disaster"
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The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, posting photos of the troops engaged in the fighting and the rescuers, thanked all those who support Ukraine in this fight: "All those who remember that maximum results are needed for Ukraine every day. The Ukraine is fighting for its life and I thank all those who are at the front, in the front line areas."

But it was Olena Zelenska who took the spotlight, comparing Russia's invasion to the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster.
"After the explosion of the Chernobyl power plant, the international community allocated more than one and a half billion euros to make the plants safe. It was clear to everyone that although Chernobyl was located on Ukrainian territory, the radiation would reach everyone in Europe Here after two years, it seems clear to me.

The Russian invasion is like radiation and will spread far beyond Ukraine if it is not contained now. Up to 40% in Europe and the United States are suffering the effects of war in the form of stress and anxiety," she told Corriere della Sera.

“Just as the civilized, democratic world is inspired by the courage of Ukrainians, dictatorships around the world are inspired by the example of Russia. So to stop helping Ukraine means accepting the defeat of democracy. We will like a world ruled by dictators ? I doubt it.

If now Ukraine can successfully contain the army of one of the most powerful dictators in the world, the world has a chance to put an end to this. But we can only do it together. Only then all aggressors and dictators of the planet will see that war is not necessary to achieve their goals. Because the free world is even stronger," she added.

Zelensky attacks Trump after his words on the war

Returning to Zelensky, the Ukrainian president responded harshly to the accusations of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, inviting him to think before speaking.

Trump had expressed controversial words about the rapid end of the conflict in Ukraine if he were elected president, in a press conference in Davos. Trump, after Iowa, reiterated on January 16 that he gets along well with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that, if elected president, he would quickly resolve the conflict in Ukraine. At the same time, the Ukrainian President spoke about some statements made by US politicians regarding a possible decrease in support for Ukraine.

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