“He (Putin, – ed.) definitely never tells the truth and his words do not coincide with his actions. The question is not that he is mobilizing 300,000 people, the question is that mobilization in the Russian Federation has been going on for a long time and we have all this “We had information from our intelligence. We know that these 300,000, all these questionnaires were filled out, everything was done for the people a long time ago,” he said.
According to Zelensky, Russia was counting on this mobilization and waiting for it to be announced, but all these months there has been covert mobilization in the country.
“People were forcibly mobilized, they were thrown here to die. When they ran out of regular officers, they began to take on various pensioners, when they ran out of pensioners, they began to take on young cadets. These are just children who came to die here for the sake of the ambitions of one person in the world who wants to fight,” he said.
The President noted that Putin will send people to war in Ukraine, because he does not care how many of them will be here.
“I would not like to say that the war will end when these people who he sends to war run out. I believe that the war should end earlier, but someone should straighten the brain of the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky said.
He added that he would finish for Ukraine when “we get back our own, and we don’t need anything extra.”