The world must warn Russia of consequences of attacking decision-making centers in Ukraine – Zelenskyy

23 October 2022, 11:53 AM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

The world should respond with a clear signal to Moscow's threats to hit decision-making centers in Ukraine – that there will be a retaliatory strike on decision-making centers in Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with Canadian television channels CTV and CBC. 

The video of the interview in Ukrainian was shared by the Office of the President late on Oct. 22.

"If (their) message sounds like the decision-making center will be hit, then the world’s response should be the following: ‘Look, if you strike on Bankova (street, where the Presidential administration is located), there will be a strike on your position,’" Zelenskyy said, adding that Ukraine’s neighbor "understands only the language of force."

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Zelenskyy stated that Russian society should be aware that their government has been killing people. They should realize that if they do not put pressure on it, "the whole world will isolate itself from them."

"You will not be allowed to travel abroad, earn money or do business there, if you support the terrorist state," Zelenskyy said.

The Ukrainian president had earlier warned that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin could use nuclear weapons only if he is sure that there will be no serious consequences for him. European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also said a Russian nuclear strike against Ukraine would trigger “such a powerful answer” from the West that the Russian army would be “annihilated.”

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