JRL NEWSWATCH: “Volodymyr Zelensky: ‘Your children are not going to die in Ukraine'” – Le Monde

Volodymyr Zelensky file photo, adapted from dhs.gov image

“Before the French Parliament debates support for Kyiv on Tuesday, the Ukrainian president, in an interview with Le Monde and BFMTV, reacts to Macron’s statement about sending troops: ‘We’re only talking about training.'”

“In an interview … on Monday, March 11, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the idea of a “pause” in the fighting, which would only give Vladimir Putin ‘oxygen.’ …

Q: How is the military situation developing in Ukraine?

I’ve just come from a meeting with senior military officers: the situation on the front is much better than it was for these last three months. We’ve had difficulties due to the lack of artillery ammunition, anti-aircraft defense, long-range weapons and the density of Russian drones. We have done good work against the Russian air force, we have re-established the situation in the East, and the Russian advance has been halted.

It’s true that the Russians destroyed Avdiivka [a town in the Donbas that fell on February 17] and took territory, but today they can no longer advance, having lost a large number of aircraft. In the Black Sea, we are carrying out powerful action. I won’t go into detail, but I have received a report indicating very significant positive results. …”

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