ZELENSKY. Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to the French media this Friday, September 23, 2022. The Ukrainian President was able to answer questions from journalists.
[Mise à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 16h45] Volodymyr Zelensky gave an interview to several French media on September 23. The exchange, which took place in kyiv, the capital, allowed the Ukrainian president to shed some light in this troubled period. Volodymyr Zelensky told French reporters that he was “confident in our victory.”
During this interview, recorded on a delayed basis, the Ukrainian president thanked France for its support, despite everything asking for additional means: “I would like France and all the other countries to do even more. American President Joe Biden said: you ask a lot but I understand you. Emmanuel Macron knows that we want more. ” The Head of State also praised the “motivation” of his soldiers which was “decisive”.
The question of the referendums organized by Russia in four Ukrainian regions occupied by Vladimir Putin’s army was only briefly touched upon, with Zelensky replying simply that “the annexation of Crimea in 2014 did not unite Europe”. . As for Vladimir Putin’s announcement to call on 300,000 reservists to intervene in the conflict, the President said in a serious tone that these reservists “will have to shoot at the Ukrainians and we will have to shoot at these people”, thus calling on the Russians to “demonstrate” what “is always safer than war”. Finally Volodymyr Zelensky gave for the first time an estimate of the number of Ukrainian soldiers killed per day. It was said to be “50 men a day”, but cautiously added that this was an estimate.
This Friday, September 23, the Ukrainian President gave an interview conducted in kyiv, by Ouest-France, Nice-Matin and 20 Minutes and which was broadcast on TV5 Monde and on LCP (channel 13 of TNT). It is available in full below:
The Ukrainian president was questioned for an hour by Cyril Viguier, Denis Carreaux, editorial director of the group Nice morningPatrice Moyon, journalist at West France and Armelle Le Goff, editorial director of 20 minutes.
The exchange of about an hour returned to the seven months of the war in Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky was able to discuss the highlights of recent days, such as the holding of referendums organized by Russia in four Ukrainian regions, but also Putin’s call for 300,000 Russian reservists to go to war. At the end of the interview, Alain Delon was able to dialogue with the Head of State, and give him his full support, praising a “brilliant” and “deserving” president.
A speech ovation in front of the UN
Before his French interview, the former Ukrainian actor was acclaimed after his speech broadcast to the UN General Assembly on the night of September 21. During his speech, the head of state called for a “just punishment” against Russia. He asked before the New York assembly, the creation of a special court to judge Russia “for its crime of aggression against our State”.
During the broadcast of his pre-recorded speech, Volodymyr Zelensky also called for the creation of a compensation fund for Ukraine and argued that Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the UN Security Council. .