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Zelenskyy in the Bunker

Jan. 10, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported, in his nightly presentation, on his discussion with Charles Michel, President of the European Council, in which he called for more money and weapons. Otherwise, he formulated his response to Kiev’s expected military defeats in Donetsk, and reiterated the “nothing less than the military defeat of Russia” fantasy.

The Russian attack in Donetsk “can—and must!—be countered only by a new level of modern military equipment that Ukraine can receive from partners. I thank all the leaders who help us for understanding that now is the time for new powerful decisions, for new powerful support. The free world has everything necessary to stop Russian aggression and bring the terrorist state to a historic defeat.

“And it is important not only for us. It is important for global democracy, for all those who value freedom. It is even more important now, when Russia is gathering forces for another escalation. Together with our partners, we must do—and we are doing!—everything to make it clear to Russia’s masters that no escalation will help them. The defeat of the Russian aggression must remain unalterable, no matter who and what Russia tries to throw into the battle.

“I am grateful to the President of the European Council for understanding how important it is to maintain the unwavering support of Ukraine. In this confrontation, in which Russia is trying to exhaust all of us—Ukrainians, Europeans, other partners—there must be clarity of signals. Signals that we will go all the way to the defeat of Russian terror.”

Then he concluded, in violation of the Ukrainian constitution, under his own assumption of powers outside of the Presidency, announcing that his political opponents are no longer citizens of Ukraine: “And one more thing. Based on the materials prepared by the Security Service of Ukraine and the State Migration Service of Ukraine, and in accordance with the Constitution of our state, I have decided to terminate the citizenship of four persons: Andriy Leonidovych Derkach, Taras Romanovych Kozak, Renat Raveliyovych Kuzmin and Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk.”

He then topped it off with a broader threat: “If people’s deputies choose to serve not the people of Ukraine, but the murderers who came to Ukraine, our actions will be appropriate. And these are not the last such decisions. The services are working.”

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