"Army worth millions" needed: Zelenskyj: Putin's soldiers "just run away"

Nobody should be intimidated by Putin's threats with nuclear weapons, warns the Ukrainian president.

"Army worth millions" needed: Zelenskyj: Putin's soldiers "just run away"

Nobody should be intimidated by Putin's threats with nuclear weapons, warns the Ukrainian president. Selenskyj recognizes the weaknesses of Russian warfare in the partial mobilization of the armed forces. The Kremlin sent "boys who couldn't fight" to the front.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the announced partial mobilization in Russia shows that Moscow has problems with its military personnel. "We already know that they mobilized cadets, guys who couldn't fight. These cadets fell. They couldn't even finish their training," said Zelenskyj in an interview with "Bild". They came to Ukraine to die. Russian President Vladimir Putin needs "an army worth millions", but sees "that his units are simply running away," said Zelenskyj. Putin wants to "drown Ukraine in blood, but also in the blood of his own soldiers."

The Kremlin chief had previously ordered a partial mobilization of his own armed forces in a television speech in the morning. This should start the same day. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu named 300,000 reservists to be mobilized for combat. According to this, people with combat experience should be deployed. There are 25 million reservists in Russia.

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, which began at the end of February, has so far progressed rather slowly. The Ukrainian armed forces had recently achieved important successes in their counter-offensives, also thanks to Western military aid.

Regarding Putin's indirect threat of using nuclear weapons, Selenskyj told the "Bild": "I don't believe that he will use these weapons. I don't believe that the world will allow him to use these weapons." But he admitted: "We can't look into this person's head, there are risks." Zelenskyy stressed that under no circumstances should one give in to Putin's threats: "Tomorrow Putin can say: In addition to Ukraine, we also want part of Poland, otherwise we will use nuclear weapons. We cannot make these compromises."

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