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Putin had “dialogues” with other countries before attacking Ukraine

May 25, 2024

Before launching a large-scale military aggression against Ukraine in 2022, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin may have had some discussions with other states, including voicing his plans for an attack.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to an interview with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy for The New York Times.

In a conversation with journalists, the head of state noted that Putin's decision to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on May 24, 2022, could be explained either by the fact that the Russian dictator is an “inadequate” person or the Kremlin leader believed that there would be no consequences to his aggression.

“He is inadequate, or he knew that he would not be punished for this,” Zelenskyy said.

According to the Ukrainian president, this could mean that “there were certain dialogues with other countries.”

“I don't even want to think about this, because then it is not a partnership but a game behind my back and a complete betrayal,” Zelenskyy emphasized.

At the same time, the head of the Ukrainian state added that he rejects the assumption of any agreements. Thus, Zelenskyy called for Putin to be considered simply an “inadequate” who believed that no one would help Ukraine defend itself against a large-scale attack.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 26/05/2024

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