Ukraine needs weapons, freezing war not an option, says president’s advisor

5 August, 05:42 PM
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff (Photo:radiosvoboda.org)

Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff (Photo:radiosvoboda.org)

 “Freezing" the war in Ukraine would lead to the creation of “a new North Korea with millions of hostages,” Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff, wrote on Twitter on Aug. 5.

 “To ‘freeze’ the war is to get a new DPRK with millions of hostages. We need weapons. We must liberate our people," Podolyak said.

He was reacting to recent calls from international commentators, including the wife of the Irish president, for there to be a ceasefire in Ukraine.

Podolyak said the Russian occupation of southern Ukraine has been marked by mass arrests and torture.

Видео дня

"What does the ru-occupation of southern Ukraine look like?” Podolyak wrote.

“Filtration concentration camps. Mass arrests and torture. Limited supplies of products. No rights and freedoms.”

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

poster
Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news
X