The European Union does not have to take up arms to fight the Russian threat - it needs to fight on the diplomatic and economic frontlines. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview for world broadcasters.
"Europeans can fight using sanctions - they have now started with sanctions. They are fighting using the blockade for the economy and Russian business, they are fighting using diplomacy. European leaders must start fighting," the President said.
"Ukraine's accession to the European Union is a war. You do not need to take a weapon. Russia does not support Ukraine as part of the Western world, they see us as part of post-Soviet life or Soviet life. And this is a war," he explained.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, European leaders must show readiness to fight Russia. This is necessary so that in the end they do not find themselves in the current situation in Ukraine, which could not imagine that it would fall victim to a full-scale invasion by a neighbor.
"You will just wake up one morning and understand what we understood - the war started. Europe must do everything for Russia not to feel like the ruler of the world, it is possible today," he said.
The President reminded that the Ukrainian army had stopped the offensive of the Russian army - the second army in the world. So, there is no need to be afraid of Russia. It is necessary to convince it of the erroneous position on the choice of the future for Ukraine and its membership.
"They must limit the power of the Russian Federation, not allow it to earn on foreign markets, withdraw business. They must hurt it as much as it hurts us. We are in the basements, without water, without food, businesses do not work… Let them feel it. But do not bomb them with missiles, do not destroy the nation," said the President of Ukraine.