An authoritarian regime is impossible in Ukraine, because the strong civil society will not let that happen, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a conversation with teachers and the expert environment at Stanford University during his visit to the United States.
Asked whether he is afraid to become a "dragon" by killing the "dragon," the head of state said: "As for "killing the dragon," I have been the President of Ukraine for two years. The situation is more complicated with your friends (in Russia), but this is an internal choice of your country. And the Ukrainian civil society is so strong, free and democratic that whoever wants something to do, whatever comes in one's head, it is impossible for a "dragon" to appear in Ukraine. The wings are clipped."
Zelenskyy mentioned the film "To Kill a Dragon" directed by Mark Zakharov. He said that Ukrainians and Russians have common periods of history and victory, at the same time, the state policy of the Russian Federation differs from the Ukrainian state policy and it is aimed at taking something, not giving.
"We have read the signals from the Russian Federation that Ukraine does not want to end the war. It's weird. We did not start the war. We really like to put an end to it. But we didn't start it," the President said.