President of Ukraine

The possibility of escalation on the part of Russia is constant, and Ukraine is ready for it - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

26 November 2021 - 13:55

The possibility of escalation on the part of Russia is constant, and Ukraine is ready for it - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that the possibility of escalation by Russia and the illegal armed groups supported by it has been constant for many years, and Ukraine is fully prepared for it, but now Ukrainian citizens are being deliberately intimidated by certain forces and media resources under their control.

"We have been at war for eight years. And the likelihood of large-scale or continuation of a strong escalation by Russia or militants backed by the Russian Federation may take place any day. But I think that today there is intimidation from some sites and media that there will be a war tomorrow," the President said during a press marathon"30 questions to the President of Ukraine".

Volodymyr Zelenskyy assured that Ukraine fully controls its state borders and is fully prepared for any escalation.

The President stressed that our state can always count on its powerful army, which is being modernized, receiving new equipment and increased military's financial support.

"We receive intelligence data on a daily basis. And not only from our intelligence service, but also from the intelligence of partner countries that support us," he said.

According to the President, foreign leaders are trying to help in the negotiations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

"They want contacts between the Office of the President and the administration of the President of Russia. I think that in the near future Yermak (Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak - ed.) will contact them," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

At the same time, the Head of State noted that Ukraine faces challenges not only from Russia, but also internal challenges. In particular, he noted that he had received information about the intention to organize a coup d'état in the country. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, there is even an audio recording in which certain people from Ukraine discuss relevant issues with people from Russia and consider the possibility of involving representatives of Ukrainian big business in these processes.