After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy remarked, “Putin is nobody to me,” the Russian government reacted.
Following the full-scale invasion, Zelensky recently told British journalist Kay Burley in an interview with Sky News that he views Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “nothing” and has no interest in meeting with him. The interview was published on Thursday, January 26.
Regarding a prospective face-to-face meeting with Putin, he remarked, “It is not fascinating for me.
“Not fascinating to meet, not fascinating to talk with. Why? It was before the full invasion since we met with him in the Normandy Format. I came across the man who made contradictory statements.
Seven months after Zelensky took office, during the Normandy Format summit in December 2019, Zelensky and Putin first interacted.
In order to find a peaceful settlement to the conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Normandy Format was established in 2014.
During the 2019 presidential election, Zelensky made ending the war one of his top campaign pledges. All parties (Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany) concurred on the importance of maintaining peace and putting the political terms of the Minsk agreements into effect.
However, Russia’s assurances were just temporary, as it began an all-out invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Zelensky is no match for Vladimir Putin, according to Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, who responded to Zelensky on Thursday.
Peskov made his comments in response to a question about Zelenskyy’s claim that he is “not interested” in seeing the Russian president for peace talks.
Peskov told reporters during a daily press call, “We know with what promises Zelenskyy was elected president. It is absolutely not difficult to remember them ourselves and remind those voters who voted for him in Ukraine.”
He failed to resolve the Donbass (Donbass in Ukrainian) issue and, as it turned out, was not going to resolve it; instead, he was gearing up for war, the speaker claimed.
He himself has therefore long since ceased to be a potential rival for Putin, to put it another way, Peskov said.
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“For me #Putin is nobody,”says Zelensky.— 凤凰欧洲 PhoenixCNE News (@PhoenixCNE_News) January 26, 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelensky branded Vladimir Putin a “nobody” as he suggested that it was too late for face-to-face talks with the #Russian leader to make any difference, according to an interview on Wednesday. #Kyiv pic.twitter.com/Pj4gEZK5AF