He has no idea what is going on. This man has lost his mind.
These were the remarks made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding Vladimir Putin.
Putin is “insane,” Zelensky claimed as he traveled across Europe to rally support for Kyiv ahead of the country’s long-promised counteroffensive.
According to a Ukrainian media summary, Zelensky joked about it while in Italy over the weekend.
The war was “started” by Russia, and it’s a joke for him, maintained Zelensky, saying that Putin has no understanding of what is happening because he is insane.
Zelensky maintains that he wants to diplomatically achieve peace, saying Ukraine has not offered a “fabricated proposal.”
He said with regard to the UN Charter and international law, Ukraine has provided a way out of the impasse and to end the war—the ten-point list that constitutes the Ukrainian Peace Formula. He has already said that he does not want to negotiate with Putin. In January he stated that he was “not interested” in peace discussions with the Russian president.
Kyiv, however, “welcomes the proposals of third parties to help overcome the crises.”
He said Ukraine is a civilized nation, and they seek peace—but only a peace that is fair. He added what was fair — just sentences for the murderers.
During his Saturday trip to Rome, Zelensky met with Italian political figures such Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and the Pope, Francis. European allies of Kiev have pledged further aid in preparation for a coordinated counteroffensive against Russian troops.
On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel disclosed a significant new military aid package bound for Kyiv, prompting the Ukrainian leader to visit to Berlin. Zelensky thanked Germany on Twitter for providing the largest military aid package since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion.
Zelensky made a surprise trip to the United Kingdom on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Ukraine has been asking for military equipment as it gears up for its spring counteroffensive. However, Kyiv officials have declined to provide specific details on the nature of these operations.