President Zelenskyy on his greatest regret of the war so far
Zelenskyy answered questions from the media for two and a half hours (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was most dismayed to see some Ukrainian officials and civil servants abandoning their posts and fleeing the country in the opening hours of the Russian full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy said during a press conference on Feb. 24.
The president said he was disappointed with the officials and civil servants who left Ukraine a year ago: “All those who should lead the country or protect it, fight for it (who have left instead); all these people have disappointed me.”
When asked about his biggest mistake, Zelenskyy said that "there were plenty of those."
“I am a living human, so I definitely make mistakes every day...; the main thing is that I, as president, shouldn’t make any fatal mistakes,” he added.
The president also commented on his worst day of the war.
“Probably Bucha (Kyiv suburb which was under Russian occupation for nearly a month),” he said.
“What I saw the moment when we de-occupied (the city). It was very scary. We saw that the devil isn’t at some place out there, but it was here, on Earth.”
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